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Milan star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic shrugs off positive COVID-19 test

Milan star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic shrugs off positive COVID-19 test

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MILAN — AC Milan’s talismanic forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and the 38-year-old responded in typically irreverent style, saying it was a bad idea for the virus to challenge him. Milan said that Ibrahimovic, who will miss the Europa League match at home to Bodo/Glimt later on Thursday, was placed in quarantine at home and the health authorities had been informed. The announcement came one day after his team mate Leo Duarte returned a positive test, however Milan said the rest of the squad, who were also tested, were negative. “I tested negative for Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea,” said Ibrahimovic on Twitter. Former Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax and Inter Milan ...
FC Barcelona in crisis, Bartomeu Departure Could Affect the Future of Messi

FC Barcelona in crisis, Bartomeu Departure Could Affect the Future of Messi

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A petition against the Barcelona president passed the required 16,250 signatures last month. Under-pressure Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu suggested Monday that "now would be the worst time" to leave his post. Bartomeu faces a vote of no confidence after turbulent times at the Camp Nou, not least the stand-off with club legend Lionel Messi who was blocked from leaving this summer. Speaking after a board meeting Bartomeu said: "There are lots of issues. I believe that it would be the worst time to leave Barca to an interim management board". A caretaker board would assume control until new elections should Bartomeu stand down. A petition against him passed the required 16,250 signatures last month. In the referendum which Bartomeu wants to be held on November 15...
Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID Again.

Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID Again.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time as Juventus prepares for next week’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, according to reports in Italy on Thursday. Ronaldo is currently isolating at his home in Turin after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 13 while with the Portuguese national team for Nations League matches. The 35-year-old again received a positive result after a test carried out on Wednesday, Sky Sport Italia and Gazzetta Dello Sport reported. The Portuguese forward could still be available for Sunday’s Serie A game against Hellas Verona, and the clash against great rival Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on October 28. Under UEFA rules the five-time Ballon d’Or winner needs to test negative 24 hours before the Barcelona game in...