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Giroud tests positive for Covid-19, say AC Milan

Giroud tests positive for Covid-19, say AC Milan

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Olivier Giroud has tested positive for Covid-19, his club AC Milan announced on Thursday as the France forward sits out his country’s World Cup qualifiers.

In a statement, Milan said Giroud “tested positive in a molecular swab carried out at home”, adding that he is “doing well but must remain in protective isolation”.

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Giroud tested positive for the virus after France opted not to call him up for World Cup qualifiers this month. Les Bleus stumbled to a 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday in the first of their three matches in the international break.

The 34-year-old was dropped by France coach Didier Deschamps despite being the country’s second-highest goalscorer behind Thierry Henry.

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He has made a great start in Milan this season after signing from Chelsea, scoring twice in the 4-1 Serie A thumping of Cagliari at the San Siro on Sunday.

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Milan also said that Giroud “has not had contact with the rest of the team since the league match against Cagliari”.

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