French World Cup winner Matuidi, Verona’s Zaccagni catch coronavirus

Juventus’ French midfielder Blaise Matuidi in the course of the Italian Serie A soccer match Juventus vs Inter Milan, on the Juventus stadium in Turin on March 8, 2020. – The match is performed behind closed doorways as a result of novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Juventus’s France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi and Hellas Verona’s Mattia Zaccagni have each examined constructive for coronavirus, their Serie A golf equipment confirmed on Tuesday.

“Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19,” the Italian champions stated in a press release.

Juve added 32-year-old Matuidi, who lifted the World Cup in 2018, is asymptomatic and presently “in voluntary home isolation”.

The midfielder’s membership teammate Daniele Rugani was the primary top-flight footballer to be identified with coronavirus final Wednesday, sending all the crew into quarantine.

In complete 13 Serie A gamers have formally been identified with the sickness together with seven from Sampdoria and three at Fiorentina.

Italian midfielder Zaccagni, 24, had already been in self-isolation as a precautionary measure after Verona performed Sampdoria on March 8.

“Zaccagni is doing well, in recent days, he has only had a few bouts of fever,” the eighth-placed Serie A membership stated.

“The player, as well as the whole team, will extend their voluntary isolation at home until March 25, while continuing to be monitored.”

Matuidi had urged his followers to “take care” in a put up on Instagram on the weekend.

“It’s a complicated time. At the beginning, I didn’t really realise how serious this disease was and the danger, how fast the contagion spread here in Italy,” he stated.

“In this tough time for all of us, I simply wished to ask you to observe the official suggestions rigorously and to take nice care of your self and your family members.

“A lot of encouragement and infinite thanks to all the medical and nursing staff. We are with you.”

The virus has killed greater than 2,500 individuals in Italy and contaminated over 31,000.

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