Handball: several cases of Covid within the Blues

Several players of the French men’s team have tested positive for Covid-19, less than 3 weeks before the start of Euro 2022.

The French men’s handball team is not immune to the fifth epidemic wave of Covid-19 which is raging in France. The French Federation (FFH) noted this Sunday. « All the players and staff members called for this camp from December 26 to 30 were subject to a very strict protocol, indicates a press release. A first test carried out on Friday 24 then a second on Sunday 26 December, upon their arrival at the Maison du handball, made it possible to detect several positive cases for Covid-19 while all the actors were placed in isolation.»

«Rémi Desbonnet, Hugo Descat, Aymeric Minne, Dylan Nahi and Elohim Prandi are not suitable for this first preparation module« , Specifies the same source, and will have to wait to carry out a negative PCR test to replay with their club and / or with the team of France. There are therefore thirteen players who started the internship, coach Guillaume Gilles now having to designate others to complete his squad.

He must already do without the services of Nedim Remili, the center-half of the Blues, gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics. His club, PSG, announced Thursday his package for Euro 2022 due to a broken foot. Three other players must also miss this first step towards the Euro handball which is to be held from January 13 to 30 in Hungary. They are Nikola Karabatic, Benoît Kounkoud and Yanis Lenne, also tested positive for Covid.


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