The Ligue 1 opener between Marseille and St Etienne has been postponed after four Marseille players tested positive for the coronavirus.
The four players who tested positive are Jordan Amavi, Valentin Rongier, Steve Mandanda and Maxime Lopez.
The matchup between Marseille and St Etienne was supposed to go ahead on Friday evening, and now the LFP have decided to bring forward the game between Nantes and Bordeaux.
The postponed match is now expected to take place midway through September provided the sanitary conditions at Marseille are at an acceptable level.
“In view of the medical results passed on By Marseille, the LFP have decided to postpone the Marseille vs St Etienne game to September 16th or 17th”, the LFP said in a statement.
Earlier this month Marseille cancelled their pre-season friendly against Stuttgart as a precaution after Jordan Amavi tested positive for coronavirus.
The French League was the only top European League that ended prematurely because of the current health crisis last year and PSG were awarded the title.
It will be interesting to see how they cope with the current issues of players testing positive for the virus.
As per reports, some 40 players from 11 clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.
It will be interesting to see how the European leagues get past the current health crisis and resume the next season successfully in the coming months.