Soccer: Pessina latest Azzurri to get COVID

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(ANSA) – ROME, APR 7 – Midfielder Matteo Pessina is the
latest player to have tested positive for COVID-19 after
returning last week from duty with Italy for three World Cup
qualifiers, his club Atalanta said on Wednesday.
    The Bergamo outfit said the player was asymptomatic and was in
isolation at home.
    Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi and defender Leonardo
Bonucci, Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, Paris Saint-Germain
pair Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi and Freiburg
midfielder Vincenzo Grifo also have the coronavirus.
    Torino keeper Salvatore Sirigu has tested positive too, sources
said, although the club has not yet made this official.
    The Italian Soccer Federation had reported that four members of
the Azzurri staff had tested positive soon after last
Wednesday’s 2-0 win in Lithuania (ANSA).


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