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Saturday November 14 2020
Immobile negative, but still not available?

There are reports Ciro Immobile tested negative for Covid-19, but the local health authority still won’t release the Lazio striker to play for Italy.

The forward is waiting for the all-clear and would be potentially thrown straight into the starting XI for tomorrow night’s Nations League match against Poland.

According to LaLazioSiamoNoi and Tuttomercatoweb, Immobile has provided two negative swabs in a row.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Milan coach Pioli has Covid-19

Milan announced that coach Stefano Pioli has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantining at home, so today’s training session is cancelled.

“AC Milan announces that Stefano Pioli has tested positive following a quick test carried out this morning,” read a statement.

“The health authorities have been informed, and the Coach, who is currently showing no symptoms, has gone into quarantine at home.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Udinese only Serie A club to avoid Covid

There have so far been 104 Serie A players diagnosed with COVID-19, but the only club to have avoided the virus entirely is Udinese.

Marcelo Brozovic was the latest addition to the list, as he tested positive while on international duty with Croatia last night.

It means there have now been seven cases at Inter, although Brozovic is the only one currently positive.

Genoa were hardest hit by the pandemic, as they had 18 cases among their squad, not to mention several in the staff too.

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Friday November 13 2020
Torino announce new case of COVID

Torino have announced a new positive test for coronavirus among their members of staff and the team group will be in fiduciary isolation.

The club has not revealed the identity of the person in question but confirmed the team will enter a new period of isolation for the group tonight.

“Torino Football Club announce that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, a member of the technical staff has tested positive for COVID-19,” the club wrote in a statement.

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Thursday November 12 2020
Lazio 'clarify' COVID testing situation

Lazio’s lawyer assures they were able to ‘clarify’ their situation after their chief medic was interviewed as part of an investigation into COVID-19 tests.

The FIGC began the investigation after Ciro Immobile, Lucas Leiva and Thomas Strakosha twice tested negative for COVID-19, but were positive when tested by UEFA and a different laboratory in Rome.

A police investigation has also been launched into the laboratory in Avellino that analysed the Lazio swabs.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
Parma 'never dreamed of not travelling'

Parma director Marcello Carli insists the club ‘never dreamed of not travelling’ for their Serie A matches even with eight COVID-19 cases.

The protocol agreed by all the Serie A sides before the 2020-21 season kicked off was made to ensure the competition could reach a natural conclusion.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
Italy surpasses one million COVID cases

Italy hit a sobering milestone on November 11, reaching one million positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in February.

The first case on Italian soil was identified on February 20 and the Peninsula became the first European country to be hit hard by what would later become a global pandemic.

Today the number of total positive tests, including those who recovered or who died, reached 1,028,424.

There were 623 deaths over the last 24 hours, with an extra 110 people admitted to intensive care, meaning there are now 3,081 in the ICU.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
Serie B: 11 Vicenza players have COVID

Another five squad members and two members of staff at Serie B side Vicenza tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total up to 11 players.

There is now a confirmed outbreak at the club, as this afternoon it was announced five players and two members of staff had also tested positive.

They are Luca Barlocco, Pietro Beruatto, Matteo Bruscagin, Stefano Giacomelli and Emanuele Padella.

Along with previous cases discovered last week, there are now 11 Vicenza players out of action due to Coronavirus.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
Roma players will not join Italy squad

Roma have carried out another round of testing for coronavirus and confirmed the Giallorossi players called up will not join the national team.

Sky Sport Italia reports coach Paulo Fonseca and his staff have decided to have only individual training at Trigoria, avoiding unnecessary contact to prevent a possible outbreak.

Marash Kumbulla joined the list of players positive for coronavirus and there are currently six players in isolation at the Giallorossi.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Serbian FA offers to pay COVID fines

The Serbian Federation has pledged to ‘pay the fine if necessary’ for Fiorentina players Dusan Vlahovic and Nikola Milenkovic, who broke travel ban orders to go on international duty.

The situation remains confusing, as the local health authority (ASL) in Italy ordered players to remain in their club ‘bubble’ after some positive COVID-19 cases among their teammates.

However, some have opted to defy the ban and go on international duty for important matches, and could receive fines from the ASL.

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