Benzema tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of new season

Real Madrid has revealed that Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19 and he’s being prevented from forming part of the Blancos squad as they start work under new coach, Carlo Ancelotti.

The France international, was on Euro 2020 duty with his country earlier in the summer but will not play in pre-season training as he begins self-isolation.

A brief statement on the Blancos’ official website reads: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19.”

”He will not be cleared to rejoin the rest of Ancelotti’s squad before a negative test has been posted.”


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