Uruguay and Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Uruguayan Football Association has announced on Monday.
It means the forward will miss his country’s high-profile World Cup qualifier with Brazil on Wednesday, and a much-anticipated La Liga showdown between his new club and former team Barcelona on Saturday.
Uruguay 🇺🇾 confirm that Luiz Suarez has tested positive for COVID-19 🤦🏾♂️
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— The Soccer Pundit (@TSPundits) November 16, 2020
“The Uruguayan football association reports that swab tests have been performed on all members of the National Team, and the players Luis Suarez and Rodrigo Munoz and team official Matias Faral have tested positive for COVID-19, while the other members of the party have tested negative,” the AUF said in a statement.
“The three are all in good health and the pertinent measures have been implemented.”