Mbappe tests negative for Coronavirus

The France international star has missed training on each of the previous two days but hasn’t yet been struck down by the much-talked-about virus.

Kylian Mbappe has undergone a test for coronavirus, however, the result has come back negative for the Paris Saint-Germain celebrity.

Mbappe is regarded as the first high-profile footballer to undergo a test for the disease, which has spread all around the world in recent weeks.

It had been reported earlier on Tuesday that the French forwards have been ill lately, forcing Mbappe from training since Monday.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel had stated that Mbappe “was ill yesterday and he’s sick now” before the French champions’ forthcoming Champions League battle with Borussia Dortmund.

Mbappe’s status for this match remains unclear, with PSG place to play host to the German side in the Parc des Princes after falling into a 2-1 defeat at the opening leg in Germany.

Wednesday’s match will be played behind closed doors because of the outbreak, while Ligue 1 matches will be played behind closed doors or possess enthusiast numbers restricted to 1,000 going forward.

Mbappe has scored 30 goals across 32 games for PSG this year, including 18 goals in Ligue 1 and six goals in the Champions League.

Over recent weeks the coronavirus has had a gigantic effect on world soccer, with Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Valencia and Atalanta the most recent game to be played behind closed doors.

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Monday that Serie A has been suspended indefinitely as the nation continues to fight to contain the spread of this illness, officially called Covid-19. Moreover, the Coppa Italia closing has been transferred to the end of May.

The next leg of Europa League clashes involving Sevilla and Roma in Addition to Olympiacos and Wolves will also be played with no fans in the stadium.

Euro 2020 can also be thought to be at risk, with UEFA saying that the situation is”under continuous scrutiny” and that the federation will follow the orders of any host nations affected.

After confronting Dortmund on Wednesday, PSG will host Nice this weekend before seeing Marseille on March 22.

PSG now sit atop Ligue 1 with a 12-point guide over Marseille despite enjoying one less match.

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