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Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard tests positive for coronavirus

The Celtic striker has been placed in isolation while on international duty.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard tests positive for coronavirus SNS Group

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for coronavirus, the French Football Federation has announced.

Edouard travelled to join up with his France Under-21 teammates following Celtic’s win at St Johnstone on Sunday.

The international squad was tested on Tuesday morning to comply with UEFA’s precautions and the striker’s test came back as positive.

Celtic confirmed the news and say that no other player from their squad has returned a positive test. The team have no fixtures this week and play Rangers on October 17.

The federation issued a statement on Tuesday evening which read: “Odsonne Édouard will not participate in the France-Liechtenstein and France-Slovakia matches, counting for the qualifiers for Euro 2021.

“The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA this Tuesday morning, October 6 having been positive, Edouard was sidelined from the group upon receipt of the results, at the end of training. 

“He was then placed in isolation.

“All the other tests carried out on the entire delegation, staff members and players, were negative.”