12 Covid cases among Venezuela players, staff

13 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Twelve people from the Venezuelan national football team, including players and staff, have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Saturday, a day before they play the opening match of the Copa America against hosts Brazil, reports AFP.

In the latest in a cascade of bad news for the troubled continental championships, the health department in Brasilia, which is slated to host Sunday's kickoff match, said it had been notified of the positive test results Friday night by the South American football confederation, CONMEBOL.