Guillaume Gille, the coach of the French handball team, tested positive for Covid-19 this Friday, on the eve of the Blues’ meeting against Iceland this Saturday at 6 p.m., the Federation and Guillaume announced to him. -same.
On Tuesday, defender Karl Konan had already tested positive, while nine other French players present at the Euro contracted Covid-19 before leaving for Hungary. In the absence of Guillaume Gille, it is the current assistant coach, Erick Mathé, who will be present during the second match of the main round against Iceland.
“I will accompany Erick in taking office. When you are in this type of mission and you are far from the group, from the locker room, logically it is necessary to pass on this torch, ”said Guillaume Gille, who indicated that he had no symptoms.
According to the rules imposed by the EHF, the European federation, the coach of the Blues will have to be isolated for five days. He also had to present two negative PCR tests to rejoin the group.
“We will do without Guillaume Gille physically but the staff is very united and fighting,” said Philippe Bana, president of the French handball federation, during a press briefing.