PSG shuts down youth academy amid coronavirus outbreak

The academy will be closed until Monday while the club has arranged for a fresh round of testing on Friday to assess the situation.

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There will be a new round of testing on Friday and the academy will be closed until Monday as a precautionary measure.   -  Reuters (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Paris Saint-Germain closed its youth academy training facility on Wednesday following a COVID-19 outbreak.

The French club said several new coronavirus cases were recently detected following a testing campaign at the training centre. The club said the academy will be closed until Monday "as a precautionary measure" and that a new round of testing will take place on Friday.

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Meanwhile, PSG's women's team did not travel to the Czech Republic for its Champions League match against Sparta Prague because of several positive tests within the squad. PSG won the first leg 5-0 and would qualify even if UEFA hands Sparta a 3-0 forfeit victory.

UEFA said the issue will be discussed by its disciplinary body.

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