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Thursday November 19 2020
Serie B: Reggiana 3-0 defeat over COVID

Salernitana have been awarded a 3-0 win by default after Reggiana failed to turn up for their Serie B Week 6 match due to COVID-19 cases.

The game had been due to take place on October 31, but Reggiana did not make the trip.

The Italian rules allow for a ‘bonus’ of one match that clubs can ask to be postponed due to an accumulation of COVID-19 cases.

However, Reggiana had already used up their bonus and were therefore obliged to send a group of players for this fixture, even if it was the youth team.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Report: Immobile still COVID positive

There are reports Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is still testing positive for COVID-19 and cannot make his comeback yet.

The Italy international has been out for over two weeks, with confusion over previous tests that were positive for UEFA, yet negative in the version completed by the club.

He had been due to undergo a health check today with the Lega Serie A to confirm his return to action, but it was abruptly cancelled.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Uruguay squad a COVID hotspot

The Uruguay squad is becoming a COVID-19 hotspot, with 12 positive cases including Luis Suarez and Diego Rossi, causing concern for Serie A players.

There are quite a few Serie A representatives in the Uruguay team taking part in 2022 World Cup qualifiers this week.

It is feared that with the cases continuing to rise, one of them could eventually be infected.

A statement released by the Uruguayan Federation confirmed seven new positive tests within the group, adding to the four previously identified.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Lazio: Milinkovic-Savic positive for COVID

The Serbian FA announced Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ahead of the match against Russia, three players tested positive for coronavirus in the Serbian national team, including Darko Lazovic from Hellas Verona and Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio.

Inter defender Aleksandar Kolarov withdrew from the squad and returned to Italy but has later tested positive for COVID-19.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Roma: Dzeko still positive for COVID

Roma forward Edin Dzeko is still positive for coronavirus and could miss the match against Parma, according to news agency ANSA.

The report from ANSA reveals the Bosnian has a low viral load, but the positive result is still there and he will be subjected to a new test in the next few hours.

Dzeko has scored three goals in five Serie A games this term but missed the 3-1 win against Genoa ahead of the current international break due to COVID-19.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Verona: Lazovic positive for COVID

Hellas Verona have confirmed Darko Lazovic has tested positive for coronavirus during international duty with Serbia.

The club announced the Serbian underwent the swab test during the retreat with his national team and the results came back positive for COVID-19.

Serbia face Russia tonight and Lazovic has been isolated and will therefore not be able to play in the UEFA Nations League match.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Cristian Zapata now free of COVID

Cristian Zapata has tested negative for COVID-19, so the Genoa defender can return to training after he is given the all-clear.

A statement from Genoa confirmed the Colombia international is now negative for Coronavirus.

He had been self-isolating since testing positive on November 7.

Before being allowed to return to training, Zapata must first undergo a full health screening with the Lega Serie A to ensure there are no after-effects from the virus.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Napoli defender Hysaj has COVID

Napoli announce that full-back Elseid Hysaj has tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Albania.

The defender was meant to play against Belarus in the Nations League on Wednesday afternoon.

He has gone into self-isolation and will remain in Albania for the time being.

Napoli have already had experience of COVID-19 with Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas last month.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is currently self-isolating, reportedly with a high fever, although he has so far tested negative for Coronavirus.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Callejon gets COVID all-clear

Jose Callejon has tested negative for COVID-19 and will return to training with Fiorentina tomorrow.

The former Napoli winger had tested positive ahead of the November 7 trip to Parma.

This prompted the entire squad and staff to go into self-isolation, as there were also positive tests for director general Joe Barone and another member of staff.

The squad is due to leave the ‘bubble’ tomorrow and Callejon can also return to training with new coach Cesare Prandelli.

He had been out of action since Beppe Iachini was fired.

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Monday November 16 2020
Dal Pino: 'Serie A doesn't risk another stop'

The Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino said the Italian League has the ‘strictest protocol in Europe’ and won’t risk another stop.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause problems for the League and the Lega chief has asked for help from the Italian government.

“We must do our job, but in the face of the €600m lost due to the restrictions, we asked for new measures,” Dal Pino told La Politica nel Pallone, according to Calcio e Finanza.

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