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Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez tests positive for COVID-19

Uruguay and Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Uruguayan football Association said on Monday.

The 33-year-old striker and coach Matias Faral, who has also been infected, will miss Uruguay’s home match against Brazil on Tuesday in South American World Cup qualifiers.

“All those three mentioned are in good healthy state and have already implemented the measures needed for the case’, the Uruguayan FA said on social media.

Besides missing Suarez, Uruguay are already without goalkeeper Martin Silva, defender Sebastian Coates and Matias Vina, midfielder Federico Valverde, and striker Maxi Gomez for the match against Brazil.

Luis Suarez will miss Saturday’s La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and former club Barcelona.

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