Kylian Mbappe Has Been Tested For The Coronavirus
PSG star Kylian Mbappe has reportedly been tested for coronavirus after missing the last two days of training.
The Frenchman has missed training in the lead up to tomorrow's Champions League showdown with Borussia Dortmund due to a sore throat.
However, French publication L'Équipe have reported the 21-year-old has been tested for the virus with results coming 'later this evening or Wednesday morning'.
It's believed that Mbappe will likely be cleared of having the virus with 'the first elements point in the direction of a negative test'.
Kylian Mbappé did not train with PSG this morning - he is sick, according to @B_Quarez.
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) March 9, 2020
Breaking ' Kylian Mbappé has been tested for coronavirus, results tomorrow, but early signs are that he has not contracted the virus. (L'Éq)
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) March 10, 2020
Mbappe will likely be missing for tomorrow's crucial game at the Parcs des Princes.
Thomas Tuchel's side take on Dortmund in their last 16 second leg tomorrow and the game will be played behind closed doors due to the virus.
Dortmund currently lead the tie 2-1 after a double from Erling Haaland in the first leg.
The world of sport has been rocked by the coronavirus in recent weeks including the Champions League.
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Tonight's game between Valencia and Atalanta will be played behind closed door's as well as three of next week's four games.
What a gesture :pray:
Atalanta fans are donating their refunded tickets from tonight's Champions League game against Valencia to their local hospital in Bergamo to aid the fight against coronavirus pic.twitter.com/fStfqsFzbr
- Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) March 10, 2020
La Liga have also confirmed all games will be played behind closed doors in Spain's top division for the next two weeks.
Meanwhile in Italy, all sport including Serie A has been suspended until April 3 due to the virus outbreak.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte explained in a statement on Monday per Goal:
"There is no more time, the numbers tell us there is a significant increase in the contagion, in intensive care and the deaths.
"Our habits have to change, we must sacrifice something for the good of all of Italy. This is why we will adopt even more stringent measures.
BREAKING: Serie A has officially been suspended due to Coronavirus. @FabrizioRomano pic.twitter.com/LPRX6Bwk6V
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 9, 2020
"I will sign the new decree, which can be summed up with the phrase 'I am staying at home.' There are no more red zones, there is just an Italy that is protected.
"We must avoid travel unless for proven work reasons, health reasons or other necessities. We ban large public gatherings.
"We also have more stringent measures in mind for sporting events. Serie A and all sporting tournaments in general are suspended. All the fans must accept that."
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