Uruguay’s Suárez and Muñoz test positive for virus


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP)Luis Suarez and goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Uruguayan Football Association said on Monday.

They and national team staffer Matias Faral, also 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.

Besides missing Suarez and Munoz, Uruguay is 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 Spanish league match between Atletico Madrid and his former club Barcelona.

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