LagosTimes reports that the Juventus defender tested positive to Coronavirus a day after Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos announced that he has contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Consequently, five members of Arsenal staff who had contact with Marinakis during their second round europa league match at Emirate in late February have since been quarantined leading to the postponement of their premier League match between with Manchester city on Wednesday becoming the first major match in the English top flight that will be rescheduled because of the disease.
A report on Goal.com said the 25-year-old centre-back has been a fringe player for the reigning Serie A champions this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions. The Italy international was on the bench for Juve just days ago when the club beat Inter 2-0 behind cosed doors.
Meanwhile, LagosTimes reports that the confirmation of Rugani’s condition comes after Top flight football in Italy was suspended until at least April with his club now committed to following proper quarantine protocol.
“The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Juventus said in a club statement.
“Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including the census of those who have had contact with him.”
Juventus Defender Contracts Coronavirus A Day After Football Owner Tested Positive
Meanwhile, with all Serie A game suspended indefinitely, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) recently confirmed possible ways they could accommodate a shortened season.
“If the COVID-19 emergency should not allow for the conclusion of the league competitions, president (Gabriel) Gravina put forward some proposals that will be discussed in another meeting on March 23,” read an FIGC statement.
“Without any order of priority, an option would be not assigning the Scudetto and consequently informing UEFA of the teams qualified for Europe.
“Another would be referring to the table as it stands up until the moment the season was interrupted.
“A third and final hypothesis would be to organise play-offs for the title of champion of Italy and play-offs to decide relegation into Serie B.”