Kylian Mbappé tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss France v Croatia game

  • PSG forward will also miss Ligue 1 opener against Lens
  • Manchester City’s Laporte and Mahrez also test positive

The France and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the Nations League match against Croatia, the French football federation has announced.

“Kylian Mbappe will not play in France v Croatia [on] Tuesday evening at the Stade de France,” an FFF statement said. “His Covid-19 test carried out by Uefa on Monday morning revealed a positive result. He was isolated from the squad after receiving the results at the end of training, and returned home in the evening.”

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