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Latest update : 2009-10-25

Football officials have decided not to postpone Sunday's league match between Marseille and Paris Saint Germain despite concerns about players with flu symptoms.

AFP - The highly-charged French league match between Marseille and Paris Saint Germain will go ahead despite two of the latter club's players undergoing tests for swine flu, the French Professional League (LFP) announced on Saturday.
   
Both former France international winger Ludovic Giuly and defender Mamadou Sakho have been unwell with flu symptoms for the last two days and they were tested on Friday afternoon.
   
However, the LFP said in a statement issued on Saturday that Sunday's match would still go ahead.
   
"The competitions commission after taking advice from the medical commission of the French Football Federation (FFF) that the match between Marseille and PSG will go ahead as planned," read the statement.
   
There have been isolated cases of swine flu among professional footballers in France but as yet no top level game has been called off as a precautionary measure.
   

Date created : 2009-10-24

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