Suarez Contracts COVID-19, To Miss Brazil Showdown

Uruguay's Luis Suarez has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the World Cup qualifying match against Brazil, Uruguay's football association announced Monday.


In this file picture taken on June 29, 2019 Uruguay’s Luis Suarez reacts during the Copa America quarterfinal football match against Peru at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil. Suarez tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Uruguayan Football Association informed on November 16, 2020. He will miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match against Brazil at home on November 17. The Atletico de Madrid striker will also miss the Spanish La Liga match against ex-team Barcelona on November 21. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP
In this file picture taken on June 29, 2019 Uruguay’s Luis Suarez reacts during the Copa America quarterfinal football match against Peru at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP

 

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the World Cup qualifying match against Brazil, Uruguay’s football association announced Monday.

“Tests have been carried out on all the members of the national team, with the result that the players Luis Suarez (and) Rodrigo Munoz and the official, Matias Faral, have tested positive for Covid-19,” the federation said in a statement.

All three are “in good health”, it added. They join defender Matias Vina, who tested positive on Saturday after Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia in Barranquilla.

Uruguay host Brazil in Montevideo on Tuesday.

AFP