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Paris Saint-Germain Superstar Neymar Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Paris Saint-Germain Superstar Neymar Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a holiday in Ibiza.

French publication L'Equipe have revealed three PSG players received positive tests upon returning to the club for training.

The two other players in question are reported to be Argentine duo Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes.

An official club statement read: "Three players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols.

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"All players and staff will continue to be tested over the next few days."

PSG's non-European players were given time off this week as teammates linked up with their national sides for the Nations League.

An extended break comes after the club reached last month's Champions League final, which they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

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The players will now quarantine for seven days, which gives them little time to prepare for Ligue 1's restart.

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Image Credit: PA


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Thomas Tuchel's side are currently scheduled to face Lens on September 10 and bitter rivals Marseille on September 13.

Ligue 1's restart has already been disrupted by coronavirus, with the season opener of Marseille vs St Etienne postponed after four positive tests for Marseille.

PSG were named champions last season after the league was cancelled in April.

Meanwhile, Neymar recently squashed all rumours that he'll be departing the Parc des Princes this summer.

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Image Credit: PA

"I'm staying at PSG next season! And with the ambition to return to the Champions League final, this time to win it," he declared per Daily Mail.

"If people were doubting the presence of PSG as a great European club, those doubts died in Lisbon.

"We left this city with the feeling of being renewed and confidence in our capacity to win it one day to write an even greater history."

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"I like the idea of doing everything to leave my name in the history books of my club."

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Topics: Football, PSG, Neymar, Coronavirus

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