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

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

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

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After six month suspension since March, the annual event 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 exams had been carried out on all groups who’re to partake within the western area of the event.

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

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

Nonetheless, UAE sports activities officers advised 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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