Kylian Mbappe: France and Paris Saint-Germain striker tests positive for coronavirus

Mbappe to miss Croatia match after positive Covid-19 test

Mbappe to miss Croatia match after positive Covid-19 test

Paris Saint Germain winger Kylian Mbappe will miss France's Nations League game against Croatia and PSG's season opener after testing positive for COVID-19.

France's Kylian Mbappe looks on during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Sweden and France at Friends Arena, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Stockholm, Sweden.

He featured in Saturday's 1-0 win over Sweden and scored the winning goal in that clash after breaking through a couple of challenges in the box before finishing from an acute angle.

Kylian Mbappe will not play in France-Croatia, Tuesday evening at the Stade de France.

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"His Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA on Monday morning revealed a positive result, he was separated from the squad after receiving the results at the end of training, and returned home in the evening".

"Like the entire delegation, Kylian Mbappe had undergone a test prior to the games of the global break". He also tested negative on Wednesday ahead of the game against Sweden.

Meanwhile, PSG have had six confirmed cases of the virus from among those players who are going through pre-season preparations.

Thomas Tuchel's side are due to begin their Ligue 1 title defence against Lens on Thursday in a match that has already been pushed back after PSG reached the Champions League final in August. "I hope we will have good recruits and that we can restart the season with the aim of doing better".

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