Is Clement right? Club Brugge and KVK see players drop out due to corona virus


Club Brugge and KV Kortrijk will be without a starting pawn in the coming weeks. The National Football Association of Ukraine has announced that three players of the national team have tested positive for the corona virus. These are Dmytro Riznyk, Eduard Sobol (Club Brugge) and Yevhen Makarenko (KV Kortrijk).

That reports the news agency Reuters. In a statement, Ukraine indicated that three players have tested positive. “Initially their tests were negative, but after further investigation there appeared to be traces of COVID-19”, it said. The three players immediately went into isolation in their hotel room. Due to these positive tests, it is still the question whether the international match between Ukraine against Switzerland on Tuesday will continue.

Even before the international break, Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement indicated that he was concerned about the many international matches and the possible consequences. Not only did his players have a crowded calendar, but also more chance of contracting the COVID-19 virus. His concerns now seem to have been well founded.

Earlier, Clement also saw Simon Mignolet, Brandon Mechele and Odilon Kossounou drop out after an international break.


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