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Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 16:32
Four Colombia players ruled out of friendly due to COVID-19
By Reuters
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 16:32 By Reuters

Four players from the Colombia women’s team have been ruled out of a friendly scheduled to be played later on Monday in Orlando against the United States due to COVID-19 protocols.

US Soccer said in a news release a staff member in the Colombia delegation tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Orlando on Saturday and had contact classified as “low risk” with three players.

US Soccer said in a news release a staff member in the Colombia delegation tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Orlando on Saturday and had contact classified as “low risk” with three players

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The three players were isolated and took additional tests that came back negative but were being held out of the match out of an abundance of caution.

A fourth player who received inconclusive test results since arriving in Orlando will also not play in the match.

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If the four players test negative over the coming days, they could be cleared to play in the second meeting between the two teams on Jan. 22 at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium.


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