« In view of the health situation in France, Paris Saint-Germain has decided to preserve the health of its staff and its players to postpone the Qatar Winter Tour 2022 and the friendly match in Riyadh », which was scheduled for Wednesday January 19 against a selection of local players, the club said in a statement.
The internship, like the friendly meeting, « are postponed to dates to be fixed later, » said the Parisian club, accustomed to this winter trip of a few days in Doha since the acquisition of the club in 2011 by the QSI fund.
Since the holidays, PSG has been accumulating cases of Covid-19, like many clubs in the Ligue 1 Championship, a victim of the new wave of contamination due to the Omicron variant.
Many positive cases for Covid-19
Lionel Messi, Layvin Kurzawa, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Danilo Pereira, Nathan Bitumazala, Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler have all tested positive since Christmas, making it difficult for the team led by Mauricio Pochettino to return to training. , held in check 1-1 in Lyon on Sunday.
PSG now has a lighter program, with three home matches in a row, against Brest in L1 on Saturday (9 p.m.), then against Reims on January 23 (8:45 p.m.), and finally against Nice in the Coupe de France on January 31 (9:15 p.m. ).
Between January 24 and February 3, an international window was nevertheless set up, in particular for the South American selections having to catch up with some qualifying matches at the World-2022, which could somewhat shrink the Parisian workforce a few days before the 8th of Champions League final first leg against Real Madrid on February 15.