03:14 GMT04 December 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Italian football club Juventus said its defender Daniele Rugani had been tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

    Italy is currently facing the worst COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, with 10,590 people having been infected with the disease, 827 having died of it and 1,045 having recovered.

    "The footballer, Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic. Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him," Juventus said in a statement on late Wednesday.

    Juventus is one of the most famous football clubs in Italy. The team has won Serie A 35 times — more than any other club — including eight last seasons in a row.

    The current squad of Juventus includes a number of iconic players, including Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon, as well as Argentina's Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.

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