Real Madrid and French star striker, Karim Benzema tests positive for COVID-19. This is coming just some weeks after representing his national team at the Euro 2020 tournament where the Frenchs were booted out of the competition in the second round by Switzerland despite being earmarked as the favourites to win.
Karim Benzema has now being prevented from joining up with the rest of the Los Blancos squad as they start work under the new manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
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The club says that their star striker will play no part in pre-season training as he begins self-isolation. A brief statement on the Blancos’ official website reads:
“Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19.”
”He will not be cleared to rejoin the rest of Ancelotti’s squad before a negative test has been posted.”
Benzema hit four goals for his country at EURO 2020 before dropping out in the last 16. He is one of the senior players at Real Madrid.
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