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COVID-19 outbreak at Inter, Sassuolo match to be postponed

FOOTBALL By Reuters | March 19th 2021
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, centre left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku, centre right, argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. [AP Photo/Antonio Calanni]

Inter Milan's Serie A match at home to Sassuolo on Saturday is to be postponed and their players will be pulled out of international duty after two more positive COVID-19 cases at the club, Inter said in a statement on Thursday.

Stefan de Vrij and Matias Vecino tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, joining captain Samir Handanovic and Danilo D’Ambrosio in quarantine at home.

Local health authorities requested that the Sassuolo match be cancelled.

"Having been informed of the new positive cases, the ATS of Milan (health authority) has decided on the immediate suspension of any type of team activity for four days, including Sunday 21 March," said an Inter statement.

"Inter v Sassuolo, scheduled for Saturday 20 March 2021, is to be postponed and players are prohibited from fulfilling any call-ups to their respective national teams."

Serie A has yet to confirm Saturday's match has been postponed and was not immediately available to comment when contacted by Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group B - Real Madrid v Inter Milan - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - November 3, 2020. Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte. [REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo]
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