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Inter Milan star tests positive for COVID-19

Marcelo Brozovic, Inter Milan
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The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) confirmed the Inter Milan midfielder’s positive test result for COVID-19.

Marcelo Brozovic has tested positive for COVID-19 and, therefore, has entered self-isolation in compliance with the health protocols.

The HNS confirmed the Inter midfielder’s positive result, along with a staff member’s, on Friday. Both men will now miss Saturday’s Nations League match against Sweden after beginning their period of self-isolation.

Their positive results came just shortly after Croatia announced Domagoj Vida had contracted coronavirus after Wednesday’s 3-3 friendly draw away to Turkey. In fact, he played the first-half before his test results returned positive at half-time.

It prompted a series of further tests, with Brozovic now joining the defender on the sidelines.

“The test results showed two positive results, for the national team member Marcelo Brozovic and a staff member of the national team,” read a statement from the HNS.

“Both were immediately isolated from the other members of the national team. Inter were informed of the positive test.”

Another high-profile name to test positive for COVID-19 this week was Mohamed Salah. The Liverpool star, who had to take two tests to determine his condition, is in self-isolation but is not suffering from any symptoms.

Salah, like Brozovic and Vida for Croatia, will be unavailable for his national team, Egypt, ahead of Saturday’s match against Togo.