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Giuly back in training with PSG after H1N1 flu

October 28, 2009
By Reuters

Paris St Germain winger Ludovic Giuly has revealed he has resumed training and should be fit to travel to Sochaux for Sunday's Ligue 1 game after being sidelined with H1N1 flu.

Giuly, one of three PSG players diagnosed with the H1N1 virus before Sunday's postponed match against Olympique Marseille, was quarantined for 72 hours.

"I am feeling much better and I have resumed training. I had been lying in bed for four days. I coughed for two days and had a fever for two other days," he told reporters. "Everything is back to normal now."

Midfielder Jeremy Clement and defender Mamadou Sakho, the other PSG players diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, have also resumed training.

Marseille and PSG criticised the French league on Monday after 20 people were injured and 18 arrested in clashes between police and fans following the postponement of the game due to H1N1 flu.

The two clubs and local authorities were unhappy that French Professional League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez had waited until Sunday lunchtime to postpone that evening's match when 2,000 PSG supporters were already on the streets of Marseille.