A Feyenoord player was tested positive for the corona virus on Friday. The exhibition game that Willem II was to play against IJsselmeervogels on Saturday has been canceled because another player of the Tilburg team has been infected.
Feyenoord does not say on its own website which player is involved. The Rotterdammers do report that he will be quarantined, is temporarily not part of the match selection and will not participate in the group training sessions.
In the run-up to the first exhibition game in preparation for next season, Sunday in De Kuip against Sparta Rotterdam, all players of Feyenoord underwent a test. One positive case emerged from this.
Trainer Dick Advocaat caused some commotion last Monday by saying that Feyenoord only tests if someone has complaints. The KNVB then said that testing is only mandatory two weeks before the start of the competition.
At Willem II, a player tests positive again
Willem II was supposed to kick off against IJsselmeervogels on Saturday at 3 p.m., but a player from the Tilburg team was again tested positive for the corona virus. IJsselmeervogels has subsequently announced that it does not want to travel to North Brabant.
Willem II also does not reveal the name of the player on his own website. It can be read that he had no symptoms or complaints, was quarantined and that his situation is closely monitored according to the protocol.
At Willem II, a player also tested positive for the corona virus last week prior to the first training. According to it Brabants Dagblad it was then about Elton Kabangu, who was the only one missing from the practice session.
The corona virus is increasingly circulating at professional clubs in the Netherlands. Infections were also detected at an earlier stage at Ajax, (Jong) AZ, (Jong) FC Utrecht, Vitesse, PEC Zwolle and ADO Den Haag.