April 20, 2021

Ligue 1 opener in doubt with Marseille virus cases

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Marseille are due to take on St Etienne in the season opener on Friday night

Last Updated: 18/08/20 10:13am

Marseille are due to play St Etienne in Ligue 1's season opener on Friday Marseille are due to play St Etienne in Ligue 1's season opener on Friday

Marseille are due to play St Etienne in Ligue 1’s season opener on Friday

Ligue 1’s opening game of the season is at risk after another three confirmed coronavirus cases at Marseille.

That takes the number of players and backroom staff that have contracted the virus up to four after left-back Jordan Amavi tested positive last week.

Marseille are due to take on St Etienne in the season opener on Friday night. The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) are likely to make a decision about whether the game will take place later today.

Fellow Ligue 1 club Nimes have also announced “two suspected cases” ahead of their game against Brest on Sunday.

More to follow…

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