Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has examined constructive for the coronavirus forward of the Membership World Cup last, FIFA mentioned Thursday.
FIFA mentioned Muller has been positioned in isolation and shall be ineligible for the ultimate in opposition to Mexican membership Tigres. Bayern mentioned he would go into quarantine when he returned house.
“FC Bayern has agreed this with the related authorities,” Bayern mentioned. “The entire FC Bayern crew was examined once more on Thursday. There have been no additional constructive circumstances.”
Muller performed 62 minutes in Bayern’s 2-Zero win over Al Ahly within the semifinals on Monday.
FIFA and Qatari organizers have mentioned they put strict anti-virus measures in place for the event, which is likely one of the few main soccer occasions going down with spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Muller is the third Bayern participant to overlook the ultimate for coronavirus-related causes. Midfielders Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez each stayed in Germany as a substitute of touring to Qatar for the event following constructive assessments and are in coaching on the membership’s base.
Oceania consultant Auckland Metropolis withdrew from the Membership World Cup earlier than it started as a result of it might have confronted powerful quarantine guidelines when returning house to New Zealand after the occasion.
Two gamers from African champion Al Ahly have been neglected of the squad for Thursday’s third-place recreation in opposition to South American champion Palmeiras. The Egyptian membership mentioned Mahmoud Kahraba and Hussien Elshahat had been accused of breaching guidelines designed to stop the unfold of the coronavirus following Monday’s semifinal loss to Bayern.