Brazil team-mate of Alisson and Firmino tests positive for Covid-19
Brazil midfielder Gabriel Menino has pulled out of the national team squad after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 20-year-old Palmeiras midfielder failed a second test on Wednesday after an initial round of negative results at the start of the international break.
Menino has been training with Liverpool stars Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino, along with other Premier League stars such as Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Thiago Silva, Richarlison, Allan and Alex Telles.
None of the other Brazil players tested negative in the second round of testing with national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirming: “In the tests carried out yesterday, Gabriel Menino tested positive for Covid-19. All other players in the group tested negative.
It is important to note that, on Monday, when the players arrived, all members of the delegation were tested and the results were negative.
We have already informed the medical department of Palmeiras, the player is asymptomatic, is already isolated and is being cut from the selection at this moment.
All protective measures are being taken. We will carry out a new battery of tests before our trip to Uruguay, and after the game.
Brazil face Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier late on Friday, and they then play Uruguay on Tuesday before the Premier League players fly back to England.