Vanderlei Luxembourg, a former coach of the Brazilian national football team and Real Madrid club, announced that he had contracted the new Corona virus, stressing that he does not suffer from any symptoms.
The current coach of the Brazilian club Palmeiras, who is 68, revealed his injury in a videotape broadcast on the Instagram app Saturday.
He said, “During the regular checks by Almiras on his players and his technical staff, I was examined by + Covid-19+. The result was positive. I started isolation procedures in my house.” Another matter, and subject to follow-up from Palmeiras doctors. ”
The result of the examination appeared on Friday night, and the Palmeiras medical team quickly informed the coach. This comes after Luxembourg last week underwent a gallbladder removal procedure, before returning to functioning four days later, leading the first training on Friday as well.
Luxembourg is one of the most prominent names in the world of Brazilian technical managers. He oversaw the “Selecao” between 1998 (after the World Cup) until 2000, and also coached the Spanish club for about a year between 2004 and 2005.
It is the fifth time that he has held the training of Palmeiras, who previously led him to the domestic league title in 1993 and 1994, and has won the state of Rio de Janeiro four times, most recently in 2008.
In addition, Palmeiras confirmed that the injuries of “Covid-19” affected five of his players and three members of his technical staff, without revealing their names. The Sao Paulo city team started training on June 23, noting that the domestic league competition is still pending due to the Corona virus.
Brazil is the second country in the world affected by “Covid-19” in terms of deaths after the United States, and recorded more than 60 thousand deaths and about 1.5 million declared injuries.
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