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Darwin Núñez tested positive when he returned to his team. In total there were seven footballers and six members of the technical staff.

The cataract of coronavirus infections in the Uruguayan team does not stop and with the confirmation of Darwin Núñez’s positive, the account reaches 13 members of the Celeste delegation who lived together during the double date of the South American Qualifiers.

The Benfica footballer underwent a PCR test when he returned to Portugal to rejoin his club and the positive was detected there. In this way, he is the seventh footballer of the selected Master Tabárez to be infected after the confirmations of Luis Suárez, Matías Viña, Lucas Torreira, Alexis Rolín, Rodrigo Muñoz and Diego Rossi.

In addition to the players, six other members of the team tested positive: the press officer of the Uruguayan Football Association, Matias Faral, the doctor Alberto Pan, the assistant to the physical trainer Jorge Rey and the members of the props and physiotherapists Richard López , Víctor Britez and Emiliano Aguirre.

The “bubble” in which Uruguay lived exploded on the return of the first game of the series, the 3-0 away win against Colombia. When he returned to concentrate in the face of the duel in Montevideo against Brazil, the first case came to light and it was that of Matías Viña and from him apparently the cataract of contagions occurred.

The glances from Uruguay point to the player’s club, Palmeiras of Brazil, where 17 infections were recently detected.

The chain of infections generated worldwide repercussions when Luis Suárez appeared in it, who not only missed the match against Brazil (he lost Celeste 2-0) but will not be able to be with his team, Atlético de Madrid, in the match Saturday against Barcelona. As if that were not enough, Cholo Simeone will also lose Torreira, another of those affected by Covid-19 who was detected when he arrived in Spain after having started in the defeat against Scratch.

In this context, the one who was unharmed was Nicolás De la Cruz, the only Uruguayan footballer of those called up who plays in Argentine football. The midfielder has already joined River’s training sessions although he is not part of those called up by Marcelo Gallardo for Friday’s game against Banfield.

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