Soccer superstar Neymar tests positive for COVID-19

Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain looks dejected following his team's defeat in the UEFA Champions League Final match against Bayern Munich in August. UEFA VIA GETTY IMAGES

Brazillian soccer star Neymar is reportedly one of three Paris Saint-Germain players to have tested positive for coronavirus, according to media reports, following a trip to Spain, which is seeing a resurgence of new coronavirus cases.

The team confirmed Wednesday morning that three players had been infected with the virus but did not specify who.

L’Équipe, a French sports newspaper, reported that Neymar was one of the infected players, along with Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, all three of whom had been on holiday in Ibiza. 

According to Paris Saint-Germain, the three infected players “have undergone the appropriate health protocols,” and the rest of the roster and staff will be tested for the virus as well.

French news agency AFP also reported that Neymar had tested positive for the virus, citing anonymous sources.

ESPN reported that according to their sources, Neymar is “in good health” and will isolate himself for two weeks at home in the Paris suburbs and will skip the next two scheduled matches, according to ESPN.