Juventus' Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

Tanya Simon
March 12, 2020

The team says the 25-year-old Italian is now asymptomatic. but he's been quarantined along with all the people he has had contact with in recent weeks.

Rugani has made only seven appearances for Juventus this season and was an unused substitute in his side's last match - a 2-0 win over Inter Milan held behind closed doors on Sunday.

In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the club announced that Rugani has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, but is now asymptomatic.

Rugani is the first Serie A player to be confirmed with the virus.

This comes after Hannover 96 defender Timo Hubers also tested positive for the coronavirus.

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"Juventus is now activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him", the team added.

With all Serie A game suspended indefinitely, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) recently confirmed possible ways they could accommodate a shortened season.

"Without any order of priority, an option would be not assigning the Scudetto and consequently informing UEFA of the teams qualified for Europe".

Serie A has already been temporarily suspended and a number of ideas are being considered as to how to decide the title victor.

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