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Real Madrid Stars, Hazard And Casemiro, Test Positive For COVID-19

Real Madrid say their players, Eden Hazard and Casemiro, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

In a club statement Saturday morning, the Spanish La Liga leaders said the tests were undertaken on Friday.

Real Madrid said the rest of the first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative for the disease.

The club noted that all of them, apart from the Casemiro and Hazard, tested negative again in the antigen tests taken Saturday morning.

“Real Madrid C.F. informs that our players, Casemiro and Eden Hazard, have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests undertaken yesterday, Friday, in the morning,” the statement said.

“All of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday’s tests.

“Meanwhile, all of them, apart from Casemiro and Hazard, once again tested negative in the antigen tests taken this morning.”

Belgium international Hazard has struggled to make an impact at the club following his high-profile move from Chelsea in 2019, having sustained a series of injuries and suffering from a lack of form.

The 29-year-old had only just returned to Zidane’s side following a calf injury with starts against Huesca and Inter Milan, but will now miss the trip to Valencia on Sunday along with his Brazilian team-mate Casemiro.

The news comes just hours after the winger was named in the Belgium squad for the forthcoming internationals

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