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Eire lose FIVE gamers for Wales Nations League conflict as a consequence of coronavirus… regardless of solely ONE participant testing optimistic

Ireland lose FIVE players for Wales Nations League clash due to coronavirus… despite only ONE player testing positive


The Republic of Eire can be with out FIVE gamers for Sunday’s Nations League conflict vs Wales after one member of the squad examined optimistic for coronavirus.

The Soccer Affiliation of Eire confirmed one unnamed participant examined optimistic on Friday following the squad’s return from Slovakia after a damaging check on Monday, and 4 others deemed to be shut contacts on Saturday evening have since been stood down.

Stephen Kenny can be with out 5 gamers as a result of single optimistic check
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An FAI assertion mentioned: “Stephen Kenny’s Eire squad has acquired one optimistic COVID-19 check consequence forward of in the present day’s Nations League sport in opposition to Wales on the Aviva Stadium, after the most recent spherical of UEFA testing.

“A participant – who can’t be named presently – examined optimistic on Friday after a damaging check on Monday however his case shouldn’t be associated in any technique to that of the backroom staff member who examined optimistic on Monday final.

“Talks with the HSE late final evening recognized 4 different gamers as shut contacts of this optimistic case and so they have been stood down from the matchday squad for in the present day’s sport in opposition to Wales.”


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