Women’s Champions League: Four Atletico Madrid players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of quarter-final

Atletico said late Tuesday that the results came back positive after players, coaches and other team members underwent new tests in recent days

The Associated Press August 12, 2020 16:52:21 IST
Women’s Champions League: Four Atletico Madrid players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of quarter-final

Madrid: Four members of Atletico Madrid's women's football team have tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days before their quarter-final match against Barcelona in the Champions League.

The team said late Tuesday that the results came back positive after players, coaches and other team members underwent new tests in recent days. They were needed after a positive result within the club was reported on Friday.

That positive result last week had prompted Atletico to suspend all training activities and confine its players and coaches. The team said their activities will remain suspended.

Atletico said the infected members of the club do not show symptoms of COVID-19 and are isolated in their homes. They will be tested again in the coming days.

Updated Date:

also read

LaLiga: Barcelona confirm injuries for defensive duo Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde
Football

LaLiga: Barcelona confirm injuries for defensive duo Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde

LaLiga giants FC Barcelona confirmed that Ronald Araujo suffered adductor injury while playing for Uruguay and French defender Jules Kounde has thigh injury

Atletico Madrid denounce racist chants aimed at Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr
Football

Atletico Madrid denounce racist chants aimed at Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr

The derby had been surrounded by controversy after Vinicius' dances during recent goal celebrations were criticised by a guest in a popular sports talk show who used racist language.

La Liga: Robert Lewandowski nets brace as Barcelona beat Elche 3-0 to move to top
Football

La Liga: Robert Lewandowski nets brace as Barcelona beat Elche 3-0 to move to top

Barcelona moved to the top of the league standings at one point above Real Madrid before the defending champion plays a derby at Atlético Madrid on Sunday.