2 Ukraine players have virus, 4 isolating ahead of games

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two players from the Ukrainian national team have tested positive for the coronavirus and four more are in isolation ahead of scheduled games against France, Germany and Spain, the Ukrainian Football Federation said Monday.

The federation said the Shakhtar Donetsk pair of goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and midfielder Taras Stepanenko tested positive and four other players from the club were in isolation. None of the six were listed to travel with the rest of the Ukraine team ahead of a friendly against France in Saint-Denis on Wednesday.

The players who are in isolation were named as Mykola Matviyenko, Viktor Kovalenko, Marlos and Junior Moraes. They will undergo further coronavirus tests and could join the team ahead of the Nations League game against Germany on Saturday and against Spain on Oct. 13, the federation said.


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