Luis Suarez tests positive for Covid-19; will miss Atletico vs Barca

The Uruguay national team confirmed on Monday that top scorer Suarez, stand-in goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz plus a staff member had tested positive for Covid-19. Other members of the squad had all tested negative ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil.

The statement added that both players and the staff member were in good health and said the team had followed protocol and taken the appropriate measures following the results.

Suarez, who scored a penalty in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Friday, is now ruled out of the match with Brazil.

He is now set to miss Atletico’s LaLiga match against his former club Barcelona on November 21 in the Spanish capital.

The Uruguayan is Atletico’s joint-top scorer this season alongside Joao Felix, grabbing five goals since switching from Barca on a free transfer in September.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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