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Covid-19: Cristiano Ronaldo’s positivity reflects on Croatia-France

After Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus, the question arises as to whether the Portuguese was able to infect some French players he met on Sunday evening on the lawn of the Stade de France. And starting from there, if the meeting between France and Croatia, this Wednesday (8:45 p.m.) in Zagreb, can be postponed or canceled.

Suffice it to say right away, this match counting for the 4th day of the League of Nations will take place. UEFA provides that “if a group of players or a team is placed in compulsory quarantine or in isolation by decision of a competent national / local authority, the match will be played as planned if the team has at least thirteen players (including at least one [e] guardian [ne]) ”.

This is the case since Didier Deschamps has at his disposal a group of 25 players including 3 goalkeepers. The PCR tests carried out Monday morning, with the Blues and the French delegation, in Enghien-les-Bains (Val-d’Oise), all turned out to be negative, within the timeframe required by UEFA, ie “two to three days before the match ”. But that poses another question.

Potentially, one or more players could develop symptoms

According to the French government, on its website dedicated to the coronavirus, “the incubation period (period between contamination and the appearance of the first symptoms) of Covid-19 is 3 to 5 days in general, but can extend up to 14 days ”. Potentially, one or more players of the France team could develop symptoms of the disease as early as Wednesday. Nothing can be excluded. Not even that the Tricolores contaminate others or some of their Croatian opponents on Wednesday.

Indeed, according to Public Health France, during the incubation period “the subject can be contagious: he can be a carrier of the virus before the onset of symptoms or the appearance of weak signals”.

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