The captain of the Uruguayan team is another of those infected. It was confirmed by his team: Cagliari from Italy. After the wave of infections, the Spanish League shouted to heaven and there is a strong complaint.
The Uruguayan National Team football seems not to have a minute of peace. The team led by Óscar Washington Tabárez added another infected with coronavirus in the last hours and it is, neither more nor less, than his captain Diego Godín.
This Friday morning his team, Cagliari, which plays in Serie A of Italian football, said in a statement that the experienced Uruguayan central defender tested positive after returning from the concentration of his selected team for the two matches of the South American Qualifiers against Colombia and Brazil.
In this way, Former Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan is the 16th member of Covid-19 positive in the delegation “Celeste”, something that generated controversy in the football environment due to the lightness with which the Federations take the situation once the sportsmen leave the bubbles health clubs of origin.
Godín had no contact with his companions and was quickly placed in isolation complying with all the protocols upon arrival in Italy, according to Cagliari. There was also concern for his countryman, Nahitan Nández, the former Boca, who was also in the Uruguayan concentration, but according to reports from the Sardinian club “The Viking” it was negative after testing.
Thus, the 34-year-old Uruguayan is the tenth footballer to contract the virus on this double knockout date for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, played between Friday the 13th and Tuesday the 17th.
It had previously been contracted by Matías Viña, Luis Suárez, Rodrigo Muñoz, Alexis Rolín, Diego Rossi, Darwin Núñez, Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Neves and Brian Rodríguez. And in addition, the officials Matías Faral (press secretary), Alberto Pan (doctor), Jorge Rey (physical trainer), Víctor Brítez (utility), Richard López (physiotherapist) and Emiliano Aguirre (photographer). Thus adding a total of 16 infections as a result of the outbreak.
But the headaches for “The charrúas” they don’t end there, since The League, the Spanish First Division tournament, file a formal complaint with FIFA considering that there is a lot of “relaxation” with protocols once players leave the bubble of domestic competition.
The main intention of the claims is carried out by the Atlético de Madrid will lose two important players, such as Luis Suárez and Lucas Torreira, for several official matches, including a key one against FC Barcelona for the Spanish league, this Saturday.
Further, they had already filed a formal complaint before the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) for the outbreak of infections, assuming there was a relaxation of the protocols by the eastern federation.
This Thursday, Enrique Cerezo, President of “the rojiblancos”, had affirmed harshly: “They have not had control”. And it did not end there, the owner of the “colchoneros” doubling the bet by stating: “Here the players don’t shower in the locker rooms. We check them before and after the game.”