Mandanda leaves France concentration after testing positive for coronavirus

It is the second time that the Olympique de Marseille goalkeeper has been diagnosed with Covid-19, putting the dispute in the match against Sweden at risk.


Steve Mandanda, Olympique de Marseille goalkeeper, has tested positive for coronavirus today and has left the concentration of the French team. In accordance with UEFA's health protocol, the French international will not be able to play in the Nations League matches against Sweden and Croatia.

Mandanda's positive has occurred in a surprising way within the national team, since the OM goalkeeper had already tested positive in August, undergoing a 15-day quarantine that did not prevent him from making his debut in Ligue 1 last year. Sunday against Stade Brest.

Since then, Mandanda had tested negative on all tests so far. The one born in Congo is the fourth positive that a player of the French team has given in recent days, since Ndombelé, Pogba and Aouar were also unable to go to the "Les Bleus" concentration after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

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