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Saturday November 21 2020
Conti: 'Torino won't cry over COVID cases'

Torino assistant manager Francesco Conti, standing in for Marco Giampaolo, insists they ‘won’t cry over spilt milk’ after four COVID cases against Inter.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Giampaolo is out of action with COVID-19, along with four unnamed players, two of whom returned from international duty.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Fourth Torino player has COVID-19

Torino have announced a fourth player who has tested positive for COVID-19, the second to have contracted Coronavirus on international duty.

This was the third statement over the last few days, not to mention coach Marco Giampaolo, who will not be on the bench against Inter tomorrow afternoon.

There were two players in the squad who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Bentancur can play for Juventus

Rodrigo Bentancur is in the Juventus squad against Cagliari this evening, despite the COVID-19 outbreak in Uruguay.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Sardinians have lost Diego Godin to Coronavirus and left his Uruguay teammate Nahitan Nandez at home as a precaution.

However, Bentancur has had three swabs all test negative, so he is given the all-clear to play for Juventus.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Another COVID case at Torino

Torino released a statement confirming one of their players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from international duty.

It is noted the player had originally tested negative when first coming back to Italy.

However, in the traditional tests performed ahead of tomorrow’s Serie A match against Inter, he was positive.

The unnamed player is asymptomatic and has been isolated from the rest of the group.

There are already other cases of COVID-19 at Torino, including coach Marco Giampaolo.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Uruguay squad COVID cases keep growing

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Uruguay squad has reportedly climbed to 16, prompting local health authorities to fine the Football Federation.

There was an outbreak of Coronavirus at the Uruguay camp during the break for international duty, which has spread now to Serie A.

Cagliari defender Diego Godin tested positive, with his teammate Nahitan Nandez kept in quarantine as a precaution too.

It’s reported there are now 16 cases stemming from the World Cup qualifiers, including 10 players, and they could yet grow.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Benevento: Dabo has COVID-19

Benevento announce that midfielder Bryan Dabo tested positive for COVID-19 after international duty with Burkina Faso.

The player had already tested positive with a rapid response test and the follow-up results have also now confirmed he has Coronavirus.

Dabo did not come into contact with the matchday squad after international duty, so the rest of his teammates do not need to go into self-isolation.

He is at home and asymptomatic, but had tested negative on November 17, which is why he’d been allowed to travel back to Italy.

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Friday November 20 2020
Roma: Pellegrini returns from COVID

Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini has tested negative for coronavirus and will most likely return against CFR Cluj in the Europa League next week.

The 24-year-old confirmed on Instagram that he has recovered from COVID-19: “Finally negative and ready to return.”

Pellegrini has played all seven Serie A games this term but had to sit out of the international break and seems set for a return to action in the Europa League on Thursday next week.

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Friday November 20 2020
Crotone: Molina has recovered from COVID

Crotone have confirmed Salvatore Molina has tested negative for COVID-19 and will undergo the required medical examination before returning to the group.

The 28-year-old has played five Serie A games this term, contributing one goal and one assist in the process, but the midfielder has missed the last two games after testing positive for coronavirus on October 30.

Crotone signed Molina on a free transfer from Atalanta in August 2018 and he has played 74 games for the Rossoblu, helping them to promotion from Serie B last term.

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Friday November 20 2020
Italy: Mancini has recovered from COVID

Italy CT Roberto Mancini has announced he has recovered from coronavirus. ‘This afternoon I tested negative’.

The Azzurri coach missed out on the international break, when Italy won three out of three games and secured a place in the UEFA Nations League Finals with Alberico Evani in the dugout.

But the coach has confirmed he tested negative for COVID-19 today.

“I received the result of the negative swab this afternoon,” Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’m done, I’m fine.”

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Friday November 20 2020
Report: Dzeko still positive

Roma forward Edin Dzeko has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in the third test and will definitely sit out against Parma.

The viral load was low and the Giallorossi have tested the Bosnia international daily in hope of having him back in time for the match on Sunday.

But news agency ANSA reports the third test has come back positive for COVID-19 and reveals Dzeko will not make the match against the Crociati even if a negative test would arrive tonight.

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