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Marcelo Brozović tests positive and will miss Croatia’s Nations League matches

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Marcelo Brozović (Photo credit: Антон Зайцев/Soccer.ru/CC BY-SA 3.0)

Marcelo Brozović will miss Croatia’s final two Nations League matches after testing positive for coronavirus. 

Croatia faces Sweden on Saturday in Stockholm before meeting Portugal in the final Nations League match in Split on Tuesday. 

“This evening, the Croatian national football medical team received the results of today’s additional testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test results showed two positive findings, Marcel Brozović and one member of the wider staff of the national team, which is likely to be a positive finding due to an old infection (prolonged positivity). Both were immediately isolated from other members of the national team,” the Croatian Football Federation said in a statement. 

Additional testing today was ordered after defender Domagoj Vida tested positive after playing 45 minutes against Turkey on Wednesday night. 

“Brozovic’s Inter, as well as Swedish epidemiologists, were informed about the positive test. Due to the observance of UEFA’s Return to Play protocol, ie epidemiological measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, none of the other members of the national team need self-isolation,” the statement concluded. 

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