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FIFA President Gianni Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

Last updated 27 days ago | By Reuters

FIFA's President Gianni Infantino gestures during a panel discussion at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland September 30, 2020. [REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann]

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, global soccer’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added in a statement .

“All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps,” the statement said. “FIFA sincerely wishes President Infantino a speedy recovery.”

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

 

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