Italy assistant coach Daniele De Rossi hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus
De Rossi was one of four Azzurri staff members to contract COVID-19 during recent World Cup qualifiers. Eight Italy players also tested positive after returning from international duty.
Italy assistant coach Daniele De Rossi was admitted to an infectious diseases hospital with pneumonia symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus .
De Rossi, a player on the Italy team that won the 2006 World Cup and a former Roma captain, was one of four Azzurri staff members to contract COVID-19 during recent World Cup qualifiers.
The 37-year-old De Rossi was in stable condition at Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, the Italian football federation said on Friday.
Eight Italy players also tested positive after returning from international duty.
De Rossi was hired by Italy coach Roberto Mancini last month.
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The Ivory Coast international was due to be out of contract at the end of next season and there had been speculation he would leave Old Trafford after struggling to hold down a regular place.
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