French star Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for Coronavirus while on international duty and has left the France national squad.
The Paris Saint Germain striker has returned home to self isolate and will not take part in France’s Nations Cup match against Croatia on Tuesday night.
He played in Saturday’s 1-0 game against Sweden as his only goal clinched the victory for the French national team.
Telefoot has reported that Mbappe will miss Paris Saint Germain’s Ligue 1 opening match against Lens on September 10 and also their game against Marseille on 13 September.
The French FA made a statement saying: “Kylian Mbappe will not participate in France versus Croatia on Tuesday evening at 20:45 CET at the Stade de France.
“The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA on Monday morning was found to be positive. He was placed away from the group after receiving the results, at the end of training before going back to his own home in the evening.
“Like the entire delegation Kylian Mbappe had undergone a test prior to the games of the international break.
“The result was negative, like the one last Wednesday, at the request of UEFA, before Sweden against France.”
Mbappe’s team mates Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Leonardo Parades were also reported to have tested positive for coronavirus as the Ligue 1 club confirmed three cases last week.