Suárez tests positive for Covid-19 and will not play against Barça

Luis Suárez, with Uruguay.

Luis Suárez, with Uruguay. .

The Uruguayan forward of Atlético de Madrid Luis Suárez tested positive for covid-19, so will be out this Tuesday against the Brazilian team in the World Cup qualifiers and this weekend against Barcelona in the Spanish League.

As reported this Monday by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), in addition to “Lucho” he also tested positive in the Celeste Rodrigo Muñoz, so none can be part of Oscar Washington Tabárez’s squad against Brazil on the fourth date of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The team’s press officer, Matías Faral, It is also infected, according to the same information.

“The three members mentioned are in good health the corresponding measures have already been implemented “, the text underlines.

With these positives, Uruguay reached four cases after this Sunday the contagion of Matías Viña was reported.

La Celeste will host Brazil this Tuesday at the Centennial Stadium of Montevideo at 20.00 local time (23.00 GMT).

In the previous match, the Uruguayan coach had referred to the loss – for the same reason – of the Paris Saint Germain Neymar striker in Brazil

“Neymar is among the great footballers. Makes Brazil’s attack stronger due to its speed, for his technique, for his decision to go one-on-one, for his persistence and for his winning mentality. That he is not there I do not know if it will be an advantage for us, but for me personally, and I do not involve anyone else, it is a relief, “he said.

Uruguay faces a negative streak in front of the ‘Verdeamarelha’, Since the last time they beat Brazil was on July 1, 2001 in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup qualifiers.