Second Greece player tests positive for COVID-19

Greece’s football federation says the latest case was confirmed after the national squad was tested on its arrival in Athens from Pristina.

Greece is scheduled to play Moldova in a UEFA Nations League contest on October 11. - GETTY IMAGES (REPRESENTATIVE)

A second player in Greece’s national football team has tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s football federation (HFF) said on Monday, without revealing the player’s identity.

On Friday night, the federation said another player had been found COVID-19 positive.

Health authorities alerted

The rest of the squad was tested again before and after Sunday’s Nations League match against Kosovo, which Greece won 2-1 in Pristina. HFF said the latest case was confirmed after the squad was tested on its arrival in Athens from Pristina. It said the federation had alerted the country’s health authorities and was implementing European football governing body UEFA’s medical protocol.

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Greece, which tops League C Group 3 ahead of Slovenia which also has four points, is scheduled to play its next Nations League match at home to Moldova on October 11.

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