Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Santiago Arias test positive for coronavirus
- The Atletico players test positive for coronavirus but do not have symptoms
- The duo will quarantine and miss the start of the squad’s pre-season training
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Atletico Madrid duo test positive for coronavirus.
Diego Simeone’s striker Diego Costa and defender Santiago Arias have tested positive for coronavirus.
The players are in quarantine and will not report for the team’s first day of pre-season training on Friday.
Most of the squad underwent their tests on Thursday, but Costa and Arias had tested positive while on holiday, the club said.
Neither man has shown any symptoms of the illness but they must remain in isolation away from Diego Simeone’s squad.
Atletico will begin their season at the end of the month against Granada in LaLiga.
Their first two league matches were postponed because their season ended later as the team participated in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Coronavirus is causing havoc for other teams in Europe too, with a number of players testing positive having travelled abroad during the break.
L’Equipe report that Marquinhos, Keylor Navas and Mauro Icardi were the latest after Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes contracted the illness following a break in Ibiza.