COVID-19: Marseille goalkeeper test positive on international duty

Marseille goalkeeper test positive on international

Marseille goalkeeper, Steve Mandanda, have tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with France and will leave the team training base in Clairefontaine today, September 4.

The whole squad and staff underwent a test on Wednesday afternoon and Mandanda’s result came out positive following a second test to confirm it.

The 35-year-old will no longer take part in the team preparations for the National League matches against Sweden and Croatia.

The world championship’s squad have been badly affected by the coronavirus after Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, tested positive before France coach, Didier Deschamp, released the list of invited player.

Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, withdrew from the team after he tested positive last week and Tottenham midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele, that was not named in the squad was reported to have tested positive also.

Mandanda who is France second choice goalkeeper was part of the 2018 world cup winning team and have played 32 times for France.

Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo

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