Barca defender Tobido contracts virus, had no contact with Champions League squad

Sport

Barca defender Tobido contracts virus, had no contact with Champions League squad

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona announced yesterday that defender Jean-Clair Todibo has tested positive for coronavirus, but has not been in contact with the squad travelling to Lisbon for the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“Following PCR tests conducted this Tuesday afternoon on the group of nine players due to begin the pre-season today, one of them has tested positive for COVID-19,” Barcelona said in an initial statement in which they did not name Tobido.

“The player has not been in contact with any of the senior team players who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon this Thursday to compete in the Champions League.”

Barca added that Frenchman Tobido “has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home”.

Tobido, 20, moved to Barcelona from Toulouse in January last year but has only made a handful of appearances for the Catalan giants and spent the second half of this season on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke.

“I inform you that I have tested positive for covid-19, I am asymptomatic and I feel fine. I am at home following the proper health protocols,” Tobido said on Twitter.

“I really want to go back to training, but now it's time to stay home until the virus is over.”

Barca, who were beaten to the Spanish title by Real Madrid, face Bayern in the 'Final Eight' played behind closed in the Portuguese capital tomorrow.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT