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Football: 3 COVID-19 cases found in France’s Lille

Renato Sanches, Jonathan Ikone, Jonathan Bamba tests positive for coronavirus, says manager Christophe Galtier

Emre Aşıkçı   | 19.07.2020
Football: 3 COVID-19 cases found in France’s Lille

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French Ligue 1 side Lille said Saturday that Renato Sanches, Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba contracted the COVID-19 virus.

Manager Christophe Galtier said two tests must be negative for Sanches, who is currently in Portugal, to get a travel permit to return to France.

He added that Ikone and Bamba are asymptomatic and officials expect them to soon join the team.

France's top-flight football tier ended in early in April because of the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020-2021 season will kick-off Aug. 23.

Fourth-place Lille qualified for the UEFA Europa League.


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