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Sevilla joins growing list of Spanish teams with Covid cases

Madrid Desk, Jul 29 (efe-epa).- Sevilla FC on Wednesday became the latest in a string of Spanish football clubs to confirm a case of coronavirus among their players.

The news comes a day after this year’s LaLiga champion Real Madrid confirmed their player Mariano had tested positive.

In a statement, Sevilla said that tests carried out on Sunday revealed one Covid-19 case in the first team, although the club did not mention the name of the player.

“The affected player is asymptomatic, in good health and is isolated at home.”

Since the diagnosis, the club has conducted two PCR tests on each of the staff, the results of which will be known Thursday, according to the statement.

Sevilla was not the only club to confirm Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.

Second-tier clubs UD Almeria and Real Zaragoza, both of which are slated for top-flight play-offs, also reported positive cases.

Almeria said one member of the team had Covid-19 but was asymptomatic and was isolating in accordance with rules set by LaLiga and the Spanish football association (RFEF).

The club said it would conduct fresh tests on the staff 24 hours after the last round of testing. Training at the club has been suspended.

Real Zaragoza said they had carried out a round of testing on Monday, all of which came back negative.

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