Neymar returns to Paris after extensive lockdown in Brazil

After nearly three months in Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has returned to Paris ahead of his side’s plan to resume training on the 22nd of June.

PSG were crowned league champions for a third season in succession following the decision of the French Football Federation to void their season. Regardless, Les Parisiens still have two domestic cup finals to look up to as well as the Champions League which is scheduled to resume sometime in August.

Thomas Tuchel’s men qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Neymar was one of the stars of that fixture and that tie would end up being one of the last games to be played across Europe before football was suspended.

The game was played on the 11th of March and the 28-year-old travelled to Brazil four days after following the introduction of lockdown restrictions in France.

Neymar has now followed advice from PSG to return to France before June 15 in order to avoid a potential two-week quarantine.

European countries could be forced to review the conditions for travelers entering countries starting from that date.

It’s been well detailed that growing figures in Brazil has seen the South American nation overtake the United Kingdom as the second most hit country globally by the coronavirus pandemic.

That could mean people arriving from badly hit countries like Brazil could face way stricter restrictions if there are any policy changes made in France.

Asides Neymar, PSG have a number of South American stars in their ranks who also returned home when the coronavirus pandemic started.

The likes of Edinson CavaniKeylor Navas and Brazilian pair Thiago Silva and Marquinhos have also been asked to return to France before Tuesday, with the latter having done so already.

Regardless of the Ligue 1 season ending prematurely, PSG are still in line to win a historic quadruple this season.

They are set to face Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final, as well as playing Lyon in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue. Although both games are without a confirmed date as it stands.

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