Juventus centre-back tests positive for Coronavirus

Juventus defender, Daniele Rugani, has contracted the COVID 19, coronavirus.

The Juventus defender tested positive to Coronavirus a day after Evangelos Marinakis, who owns Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos announced that he has contracted the deadly coronavirus.

A report said the 25-year-old centre-back has been a fringe player for the reigning Serie A champions this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions.

The Italy international was on the bench for Juve just days ago when the club beat Inter 2-0 behind closed doors.


Meanwhile, the confirmation of Rugani’s condition comes after Serie A was put on hold until at least April with his club now committed to following proper quarantine protocol.

“The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Juventus said in a club statement.


“Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including the census of those who have had contact with him.”


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Meanwhile, with all Serie A game suspended indefinitely, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) recently confirmed possible ways they could accommodate a shortened season.

“If the COVID-19 emergency should not allow for the conclusion of the league competitions, president (Gabriel) Gravina put forward some proposals that will be discussed in another meeting on March 23,” read an FIGC statement.


“Without any order of priority, an option would be not assigning the Scudetto and consequently informing UEFA of the teams qualified for Europe.

“Another would be referring to the table as it stands up until the moment the season was interrupted.

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“A third and final hypothesis would be to organise play-offs for the title of champion of Italy and play-offs to decide relegation into Serie B.”

Meanwhile, this is coming two weeks after a popular Nigerian footballer contracted the deadly virus.


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