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Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Zinedine Zidane (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Zinedine Zidane (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for coronavirus, Real Madrid announced on Friday.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the coronavirus, the La Liga club said in a statement on Friday.

The French coach was isolating earlier this month after a close contact tested positive for COVID-19 and did not attend a training session as a result.

Zidane will need to be away from the team until he tests negative for the virus, which usually takes around two weeks.

Zidane, who is under pressure following Real's shock cup defeat to third division side Alcoyano earlier this week, will not be available for their La Liga match away at Alaves on Saturday with his assistant David Bettoni set to take charge.

Real are second in the league standings, seven points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand. The Frenchman is set to miss Saturday's away match at Alaves and possibly next week's home game against Levante.

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, midfielder Casemiro and defender Eder Militao also tested positive earlier this season.

(With Agency inputs)

first published:January 22, 2021, 18:09 IST
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