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The Latest: Croatia Player Tests Positive Before Sweden Game

The Latest: Croatia Player Tests Positive Before Sweden Game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Germanys game against Ukraine in the Nations League has been given the go-ahead to proceed by local health authorities.

Saturday’s game in Leipzig had been in doubt after four Ukraine players and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.

But further tests among the rest of the squad all produced negative results a few hours before kickoff.

Germany team doctor Tim Meyer said, We trust the health authorities thorough work.” He said the risk of infection is much lower during the game than around it.

The doctor also cited the security of the double negative test results.

Tests among the Germany team on Saturday also produced negative results.

Ukraine can call on 17 outfield players and four goalkeepers for the game. UEFAs protocols allow a game to go ahead as long as both teams have at least 12 outfield players and one goalkeeper available.

No fans will be in attendance.

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AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Milan says Pioli is showing no symptoms and that the 55-year-old coach has gone into isolation at home.

The Serie A leaders canceled training and will resume Monday subject to the checks set out in the federal protocol.

The club says tests on the rest of the team and staff have come back negative.

Milan is scheduled to play Napoli on Nov. 22 in its first match after the international break.

Piolis side has two more points than second-placed Sassuolo.

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The Croatian soccer federation says midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has tested positive for the coronavirus.

It says Brozovic has been isolated from the rest of the team which is to play Sweden in Stockholm on Saturday in a Nations League game.

The 27-year-old Brozovic plays for Inter Milan.

Defender Domagoj Vida was pulled out of Croatias friendly match against Turkey on Wednesday after a positive test.

Earlier, the Swedish soccer federation said defender Carl Starfelt had been isolated after testing positive for COVID-19.

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