Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone tests positive for COVID-19

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone tests positive for COVID-19

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has the coronavirus.

The Argentine wasn’t exhibiting any signs and was in isolation, the membership stated on Saturday.

Simeone and the remainder of the group had been examined on Friday. The membership didn’t say if anybody else was contaminated.

The Spanish league stopped play from March till June due to the pandemic. The prime flight managed to complete the season in July with none main infections.

But because the virus has began to unfold once more in Spain, groups have reported infections in latest weeks. None have appeared to trigger critical well being issues for gamers or workers.

Atletico are scheduled to play a pleasant at Cádiz on Tuesday. Like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla, Atletico have their first two rounds of the Spanish league postponed to provide the groups extra relaxation after the competed in Europe in August. It performs its first Spanish league match on Sept. 27 towards Granada.

Meanwhile, the resumption of the AFC Asian Champions League has taken a setback with seven positive outcomes returned from COVID-19 tests performed on all of the taking part groups within the West Asian ‘hub’ of Qatar.

The Asian Football Confederation confirmed on Saturday that 5 gamers and one official from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and one participant from Qatari facet Al Duhail had examined positive for coronavirus.

Competition within the western zone restarts Monday with golf equipment from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan assembly within the regional ‘hub’ of Qatar, the place the entire video games will happen.

“Those who tested positive are under medical supervision in a quarantined environment as required by the safety measures and COVID-19 protocols put in place for the tournament,” the AFC stated in an announcement Saturday.

The AFC had additionally beforehand revealed that United Arab Emirates group Al-Wahda might be unable to journey to Qatar after a number of members of the membership examined positive for COVID-19. According to event guidelines, Al-Wahda must forfeit all group video games.

Whilst in Qatar all gamers and officers might be put underneath a ‘medical bubble’ to restrict their motion solely to the lodge, stadium and coaching websites.

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