translated from Spanish: Friendly cancellation between Sporting Lisbon and Naples for Covid-19 cases

The friendly match between Sporting Lisbon in Portuguese and Italian Napoli, scheduled for Sunday in the Portuguese capital, was finally cancelled following the detection of covid-19 cases within the home team, the verdiblanco club announced. The match «has been cancelled according to the indications of the Directorate General of Health» after the positives, Sporting indicated in a statement on its website.
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Sporting Lisbon did not communicate the name of the players, but the sports newspaper Record published that it would be the midfielders Rodrigo Fernandes and Pote, as well as the attacker Nuno Santos.The players are asymptomatic and have been left in isolation, according to the Portuguese press. At Benfica, Belgian goalkeeper Miles Silvar has also tested positive for covid-19, that club indicated on its website. Portugal, which is experiencing an increase in the number of cases in recent days, has tightened its restrictions just before school activity returns. According to the last official record published on Sunday, Portugal recorded seven deaths and 673 new confirmed cases in 24 hours. The country, which has about 10 million inhabitants, accumulates 1,867 official deaths due to covid-19 and nearly 64,000 cases.



Original source in Spanish

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