Olivier Giroud tests positive for COVID-19

Giroud wasn't included in Didier Deschamps' France squad for world cup qualifiers this month.

AC Milan's Olivier Giroud has tested positive for COVID-19. (FILE PHOTO)   -  REUTERS

French forward Olivier Giroud has tested positive for COVID-19, said Serie A club AC Milan on Thursday.

 

In a statement, Milan said that Giroud "tested positive for a molecular swab carried out at home". The statement further mentioned that "the player is doing well but must remain in fiduciary isolation."

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Giroud wasn't included in Didier Deschamps' France squad for world cup qualifiers this month.

Giroud, who had joined Milan this season after a three-and-a-half year stay at Chelsea, scored a brace against Cagliari in a 4-1 win before the international break.

Milan made it clear in its statement that Giroud "has not had contact with the rest of the team since the championship match against Cagliari."

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