Italy boss Roberto Mancini tests positive for coronavirus

By Sports Desk November 06, 2020

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has revealed.

Mancini underwent routine testing ahead of the Azzurri squad meeting up on Sunday for their upcoming triple-header of fixtures.

The FIGC said the 55-year-old is asymptomatic and is self-isolating at home.

A statement added: "Mancini will be able to join the squad at Coverciano once he has completed the necessary procedures, as outlined by the UEFA Return to Play and FIGC protocols."

Italy host Estonia in a friendly on Wednesday before taking on Poland and Bosnia-Herzegovina in their final set of Nations League fixtures.

Mancini's men are unbeaten in 19 matches since a 1-0 loss to Portugal in September 2018 and are second in Group A1, one point below Poland and one above the Netherlands.

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