Steve Mandanda, a 35-year-old, the French Goalkeeper, has tested positive for Cvid-19, which lead to his drawn ahead of the ongoing UEFA Nations League clashes with Sweden and Croatia on Thursday.
Immediately, Steve Mandanda leaves the squad before they depart for Solna where the world champions face Sweden on Saturday.
“The goalkeeper carried out a second PCR test during the day. This new test was also positive. Steve Mandanda will therefore not be able to participate in the match in Sweden,” said the France team in a statement.
Mandanda has been in a training “bubble” before the trip to Sweden and, like all his teammates, had previously tested negative.
The keeper plays at Marseille, where several cases of Covid-19 have been detected in recent weeks.
#Mandanda positif au Covid 19 va quitter le rassemblement des bleus !
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) September 3, 2020