Luis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus on international duty along with Uruguayan goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz… meaning the Atletico Madrid striker is set miss the reunion with former club Barcelona this week
- Luis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus while on duty with Uruguay
- Suarez’s team-mate Rodrigo Munoz has also tested positive for the virus
- The diagnosis means Suarez will miss Atletico Madrid’s match with Barcelona
Luis Suarez and goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz have tested positive for coronavirus, the Uruguayan Football Association said on Monday.
The pair and coach Matias Faral, who has also been infected, will miss Uruguay’s home match against Brazil on Tuesday in South American World Cup qualifying.
‘All three mentioned are in good healthy state and have already implemented the measures needed for the case,’ the Uruguayan FA said on social media.
Luis Suarez (above) has tested positive for coronavirus on international duty with Uruguay
Besides missing Suarez and Munoz, Uruguay are already without goalkeeper Martin Silva, defenders Sebastian Coates and Matias Vina, midfielder Federico Valverde, and striker Maxi Gomez for the match against Brazil. Vina was also infected with COVID-19.
Suarez will miss not only the Brazil game, but also Saturday’s LaLiga match between Atletico Madrid and former club Barcelona.
More to follow.
Suarez’s team-mate – goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz (above) – has also tested positive for the virus