Chile will have to do without the services of Arturo Vidal for Thursday’s clash against Argentina. The Chilean community tested positive for Covid-19 and had to be hospitalized. “The medical corps of the Chilean national team points out that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid, during the daily preventive examination carried out today, Monday, May 31.“, indicates a statement published on the site of the Chilean national team.
Previously, the medical team had reported that Vidal was not training and had been separated from the rest of the team for presenting “febrile syndrome due to dehydrated tonsillitis sicca“. But a new statement indicates that the midfielder”was hospitalized and isolated from the group for more than 72 hours (…) due to severe pleural tonsillitisThe PCR tests which had been carried out over the past three days were all negative. The 34-year-old midfielder was thus excluded from the Chilean team, which is due to travel to Santiago del Estero on Tuesday, where it will play against the Argentina in the South American qualifiers for the Qatar-2022 World Cup.
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Vidal, who was vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday along with other players in the Chilean squad, will also not be in the squad that will meet Bolivia five days later at home in Santiago. Covid-19 infections in Chile remain above 6,000 daily and the national health system is overwhelmed. After 14 months of pandemic, the Covid-19 killed 29,000 people for 1.3 million cases in the country.
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