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Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, Marcelo Test COVID-19 Positive

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Marcelo have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s La Liga match.

Real Madrid players Luka Modric and Marcelo tested positive for COVID-19, the La Liga club announced on Wednesday. The pair will now miss Sunday’s league game against Cadiz. Modric’s last seen in Real’s 2-0 derby win against Atletico on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu. With rising cases of COVID-19 in Europe, football is also being affected. On Monday Spanish club Valencia confirmed four cases, including their head coach and two players. In England, the COVID outbreak at Tottenham Hotspur led UEFA to postpone their Europa Conference League game against Rennes last week.

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After UEFA, Premier League also then postponed the Spurs match at Brighton.

Manchester United’s Premier League fixture at Brentford FC has also postponed for the same reason.

Current Situation at Madrid:

Real Madrid players Luka Modric and Marcelo have tested positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Real did not say if the two were suffering any symptoms, but that they have been moved into quarantine in line with Spain’s health protocol and will miss Sunday’s league game against Cadiz.

The number of COVID-19 cases growing around Europe is also impacting the world of football. Valencia confirmed four cases on Monday, including their head coach and two players.

In England, 42 Premier League players and staff tested positive in the past week. Also, the most recorded in the league over a seven-day period.

An outbreak at Tottenham Hotspur led UEFA to postpone their Europa Conference League game against the French side Rennes.

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“Real Madrid announces that our players Marcelo and Luka Modric have tested positive for COVID-19.”. The club said in a brief statement.

Real Madrid’s squad had returned to training on Wednesday after two days off. Also, it is following their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in LaLiga on Sunday.

Modric, 36, started that game, playing the full 90 minutes, while Marcelo, 33, was an unused substitute.

On Tuesday, Real Madrid had announced positive test results for the coach of the club’s basketball team, Pablo Laso, and point guard Thomas Heurtel.

Spanish football has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days. With positive results at LaLiga clubs Valencia — including their manager Jose Bordalas — and Levante, as well as LaLiga 2’s Leganes and Eibar.

Real Madrid host Cadiz in LaLiga on Sunday, before traveling to Athletic Bilbao on Dec. 22 in their last game of 2021.

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