Lionel Messi tests positive for COVID-19

TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) – Lionel Messi has been tested positive for COVID-19, the Paris Saint-Germain club announced on Sunday.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner is among four players in the PSG team who have tested positive for the infection ahead of the French Cup game.

According to the PSG statement, four players that were tested positive for COVID-19 are Leo Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala, Sputnik reported. 

"They are currently in isolation and are subject to the appropriate health protocol," the club said.

PSG is scheduled to play a French Cup match against Vannes on Monday.

The club added that the team's forward Neymar continues his treatment after trauma in Brazil until 9 January and will return to training in about three weeks.

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