(Turkey – Croatia 3-3) Croatian captain Domagoj Vida played 45 minutes of the private international match against Turkey in Istanbul before finding out that he had tested positive for the corona virus.
“Vida will, as the guidelines dictate, spend the next few days in isolation in Istanbul,” Croatia’s national team writes in a
Here they also write that their medical team was informed of a possible positive coronate test for the captain towards the end of the break. By then, Vida, who plays for the Turkish club Besiktas, had already been replaced by Filip Uremovic.
Coach Zlatko Dalić had decided to replace Vida independently of the corona test, the national team management states.
Vida was isolated until the final positive test result came just after midnight.
All of Croatia’s national team players were tested on Monday, before the match in Istanbul on Wednesday. Everyone should then have received a negative test result,.
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New corona tests were taken on Wednesday, before the planned Nations League match against Sweden on Saturday. It was this test that Vida tested positive for.
– All the other national team players and employees around the team who have tested negative, are scheduled to travel to Stockholm, the national team management writes further in the press release on Thursday night.
Europe is in the midst of a second wave of coronavirus infections, and strict measures and closures have been introduced in several places. The fact that international matches are being played around at the same time has led many to react.
On Wednesday, the controversial international match between Norway and Israel at Ullevaal was canceled: