Italy Coach Mancini Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mancini 'Relieved' With Italy's Euro 2020 Draw
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 8, 2018 Saint Petersburg’s Italian head coach Roberto Mancini gestures during the Europa League Round of 16 first leg football match between Zenit Saint Petersburg and RB Leipzig in Leipzig. ROBERT MICHAEL / AFP


Italy coach Roberto Mancini has contracted coronavirus but is asymptomatic, the Italian football federation (FIGC) announced on Friday.

“As part of the periodic controls undertaken by the FIGC on the Italy coaching staff ahead of the coming break for UEFA competitions, head coach Roberto Mancini tested positive for COVID-19,” the governing body said.

“He remains asymptomatic and, in compliance with the active guidelines, the Azzurri head coach went into self-isolation at his home in Rome,” it added.

Mancini’s men host Estonia in a friendly on Wednesday before welcoming top of the table Poland on November 15 and travelling to Bosnia and Hercegovina three days later in the final fixtures of their Nations League group campaign.



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