Atletico Madrid and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez tests positive for COVID-19; the Uruguay national team said in a statement on Monday. On the other hand Egypt’s Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny tests positive for COVID-19. This makes them become the latest Premier League players to test positive for the famous coronavirus.
Uruguay’s statement said top scorer Suarez and stand-in goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz plus a staff member had tested positive. Other members of the squad had all tested negative ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil. Subsequently, the Egypt national team said in a statement on their website on Monday; that Elneny had returned a positive test upon arrival in Togo for Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier but did not present any symptoms and was isolating.
Noteworthy, Luis Suarez will almost certainly also miss his club’s La Liga match against his former club Barcelona; on Nov 21 which is a great blow to the club. Remember Suarez, scored a penalty in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Friday.
Egypt’s Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny tests positive for COVID-19 Could make him unavailable for Leicester City
Elneny on the other hand, who played in Egypt’s 1-0 home win over Togo on Saturday. Also set to be ruled out of Arsenal’s Premier League fixture at Leeds United on Saturday. Additionally, Elneny international team mate Mohamed Salah tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday; therefore is unlikely to be available for Liverpool’s trip to Premier League leaders Leicester City.
Last month, Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive while representing Portugal and was forced to miss several games for Juventus. Earlier on Monday, the Premier League announced that 16 players and staff had tested positive last week; the highest number of cases in a single round this season.
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