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Daniele De Rossi under observation after testing positive for COVID-19

Fri 09 April 2021 | 20:22

Daniele De Rossi tested positive for coronavirus along with three other staff and several players in the national camp and is now under observation.

The former

Italy

captain and the national team’s technical coach

Daniele De Rossi

has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 along with three other staff and several players in the national camp during the international break, according to Sky in Italy.

He is now under observation at the Roman Institute for Infectious Diseases as a precaution.

The players who tested positive are Federico Bernardeschi, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Cragno, Vincenzo Grifo, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti, Matteo Pessina, and Salvatore Sirigu.

Italy have been able to win all three of their

World Cup Qualifiers

which were against Lithuania, Bulgaria, and Northern Ireland.

De Rossi, who is fourth on Italy’s all-time appearance list having played 117 times, ended his playing career after 18 years in January 2020. He then joined Boca Juniors for a short period and it was before joining Italy coach Roberto Mancini’s staff last month.

The former Roma midfielder was also wanted by Fiorentina to be their head coach over the summer.


source: SportMob

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