January 25, 2022

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Lionel Messi, three other PSG players positive

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Paris Saint-Germain ahead Lionel Messi and a few other gamers have tested good for COVID-19, the French Ligue 1 club mentioned Sunday.

PSG stated in a statement that the players — such as Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala — are in isolation and issue to the suitable wellness protocols.

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PSG also verified that Neymar is all around 3 months away from returning to schooling subsequent an damage. The Ligue 1 leaders perform Vannes away from household in the Coupe de France on Monday.

Mentor Mauricio Pochettino said he was uncertain no matter whether Messi, who is currently in Argentina, would element in their future league match, at Lyon on Jan. 9.

“Messi has been in standard get in touch with with our medical staff, and when he has a unfavorable check, he will journey to France, but we never know any more than that. I don’t know if he will be involved in opposition to Lyon.

“Until eventually he receives a adverse test in Argentina, he will not be in a position to vacation to France. So it is all down to the examination in phrases of when he can travel. … We will assess when he is all set to enjoy.”

France claimed 219,126 new confirmed COVID-19 conditions in a 24-hour interval on Saturday, the fourth day in a row that the nation has recorded a lot more than 200,000 conditions.

The nation has joined the United States, India, Brazil, Britain and Russia in possessing had additional than 10 million instances. PSG are top of the Ligue 1 table on 46 points just after 19 matches, 13 points above second-position Great.

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