3 Paris Saint-Germain Players Test Positive for Coronavirus

3 Paris Saint-Germain Players Test Positive for Coronavirus
A picture taken at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on Feb. 29, 2020, shows the Paris Saint-Germain's logo before the Ligue 1 football match between PSG and Dijon amid fear of Covid-19. (Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images)
The Associated Press

PARIS—Three Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the French club said Wednesday.

PSG did not name the players.

PSG has not played since losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final last month. It will start its French league campaign on Sept. 10.

The club said in a statement that the three players are now “subject to the appropriate health protocol“ and that the rest of the squad and coaching staff “will continue to undergo tests in the coming days.”

The first game of the French soccer season was postponed last month because of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at Marseille after the southern club confirmed three positive cases among its first-team players and staff.

Several other French clubs have been hit by the virus, including Montpellier, Rennes, and Lyon.

French soccer was widely criticized in the spring after it was the highest profile European league to end the season early during the pandemic rather than try to restart. The standings were declared final with PSG retaining its title and Marseille second.