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Real Madrid's stars Eden Hazard, Casemiro test positive for coronavirus


Real Madrid's Eden Hazard during a match at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain. File/AP

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Real Madrid has released a statement on Saturday to confirm that the Belgian forward Eden Hazard and his Brazilian teammate Casemiro have both tested positive for coronavirus.

The La Liga club also announced that, "all of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday's tests.


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After enjoying a hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge after joining from Lille in 2012, Hazard completed an £83.53m move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019.

Real Madrid's Casemiro, controls the ball during their Spanish La Liga soccer match in Madrid, Spain. File/AP

Earlier, defender Eder Militao missed the Inter Milan clash after testing positive. Forward Mariano Diaz was the first one to test among the Spanish giant.

Both Hazard and Casemiro played an active role in Madrid's crucial 3-2 win over Inter Milan in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Neither player will feature in the side to take on Valencia on Sunday. Nor will they be able to join up with their respective national teams during the coming international window as both are required to go into isolation.

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