Arturo Vidal tests positive for COVID-19, receiving treatment in hospital

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Inter Milan midfielder, Arturo Vidal has tested positive for coronavirus.

According to AFP, the 34-year-old is receiving hospital treatment, and will miss Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Chile and Argentina.

The Chilean was initially hospitalized with severe tonsilitis, but tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, a statement by the national team said.

“The medical team of the Chilean national team emphasizes that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid.”

It said no other players in the squad had tested positive for the virus.

The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus star, who was vaccinated against the virus on Friday, will now miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier with Argentina and another qualifier against Bolivia next week in Santiago.

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