Replacing a player in Brazil during the half-time break for his Corona infection

The club Avay, which competes in the Brazilian second division football league, found itself in a difficult situation when it was forced to replace one of its players during the half-time break, as a result of his infection with the new Corona virus, according to what he reported.

The club said that a delegate from the Brazilian Football Association informed him "on the stadium" that the result of the examination that his midfielder Valdivia underwent to detect "Covid-19" before the match was "positive", which forced him to replace him during the half-time break.

The club added that the player "does not suffer from any symptoms, and the club is now trying to arrange his dismissal and return" to Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina state in the south of the country.

The 26-year-old underwent an examination 72 hours before the match against CSA at the "King Pele" stadium in Maceió (eastern Brazil), and his result was negative, then on Saturday morning he underwent a second examination in preparation for the match scheduled for Tuesday against Juventud in Florianópolis, and the result was positive. The time.

Avay president Francisco José Baptistotti said he was assessing the possibility of calling for the cancellation of the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, because he considers that there is "outside interference" due to the disclosure of the examination result in the middle of the match.

The "Globo Esporte" sports website claimed that an official in the Brazilian Football Association owned the laboratory that conducted the examination on Saturday, and that, by revealing the results between the two halves, he was seeking to reach a sports result suitable for his club, adding, "It is very strange."

Brazil, which recorded 209,000 deaths, making it the second most affected country by the Corona virus after the United States, has witnessed an increase in infections and deaths since November, and the situation has worsened during the Christmas and New Year period.

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