Six footballers tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of AFC tournament

(FILES) On this file picture taken on August 01, 2017 a ball with the brand of the German first division soccer league Bundesliga is seen on the pitch throughout a group presentation of the German first division Bundesliga soccer group SC Freiburg in Freiburg, southwestern Germany. 

In preparation for the Asian Soccer Confederation, six footballers from two international locations have been found to have examined optimistic for coronavirus as Champions League matches have been scheduled to start out in Qatar on Monday.

After six month suspension since March, the annual match have been permitted to renew.

The AFC mentioned 5 gamers who examined optimistic are from Saudi Arabia, whereas the opposite is from Qatar’s Al Duhail. This was after assessments have been carried out on all groups who’re to partake within the western area of the match.

Those that examined optimistic are underneath medical supervision in a quarantined surroundings,” the AFC mentioned in an announcement.

Furthermore, the AFC added that one of many members of Al Hilal’s administration group additionally contracted the virus. And so they determined to maintain their names nameless.

Nevertheless, UAE sports activities officers instructed that the group matches ought to be postponed, however their suggestion wasn’t granted since many groups had gotten into Qatar for the matches.

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