Croatia defender Domagoj Vida was pulled out of a pleasant match in anticipation of Turkey at halftime as a result of he had examined positive for the coronavirus, the nation’s soccer federation mentioned on Thursday.
The 31-year-old Vida, who performs for Turkish membership Besiktas, was remoted from the remainder of the squad after being substituted in Wednesday’s match.
Vida had examined negative three days before the match in Turkey, however he was discovered to be positive on Wednesday following one other round of testing for the Croatia staff forward of a Nations League match in anticipation of Sweden on Saturday.
“The medical service of the Croatian national team received initial information at the end of the break between the two halves that there was one potentially positive result,” the federation mentioned in an announcement.
Vida will self-isolate in Istanbul for 10 days whereas the remainder of the squad prepares for the match in anticipation of Sweden, the federation mentioned.
Croatian media carried current images of Vida hugging his teammates, together with midfielder Luka Modric. Turkish media also had images of Turkey players who had been in shut contact with Vida in the course of the match on Wednesday.
Croatia, which fielded a largely reserve squad, was held to a 3-Three draw within the match.
[ Attribution HT]