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5 World Sports Athletes Who Were Tested Positive COVID-19

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The world’s COVID-19 case has now reached approximately 38.8 million and approximately 1.1 million deaths were recorded.

Here are athletes who have tested positive for COVID.

1. David Beckham

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Prominent soccer star David Beckham and wife Victoria Beckham reportedly contracted COVID-19 after attending a party in Los Angeles in March. Beckham and his family members boarded an airplane from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom to organize a massive party following the 21st birthday of his son Brooklyn.

2. Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt also confirmed covid-19 positive after a week of welcoming the 34th anniversary of his birth, the Ceremony was said by many guests and they were seen not to be up to the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), including not wearing face-to-face coverage.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Ac Milan’s star tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a swab test for the match against Norway club FK Bodo/ Glimt in the Europa League qualifying action. He will likely miss this month’s local match after his club AC Milan announced the veteran Sweden star was once again positive about COVID-19.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

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The Portugal Football Federation confirmed world soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is positive about COVID-19. However, the Juventus striker is reportedly healthy and shows no symptoms. The Portuguese Football Federation said the player was given a release from the mission with the national squad to face Sweden.

5. Valentino Rossi

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Most recently, nine-time Moto GP world champion Valentino Rossi was also confirmed positive covid-19. Rossi underwent a screening test for a fever and was confirmed positive for coronavirus. This also means Rossi will miss the Aragon MotoGP action. He is now undergoing a warranty at his residence.

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Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadiums To Host FIFA Club World Cup 2020

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ZURICH, Jan 19  — FIFA announced an amendment of the schedule for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 matches after New Zealand club Auckland City FC confirmed their withdrawal from the tournament in light of the quarantine measures required by the New Zealand authorities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement released on Monday, FIFA confirmed that the current format of the competition will remain unchanged, with the opening match forfeited, which was scheduled for Feb 1 between Auckland City FC and Al-Duhail SC, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

It said the tournament will now be staged at Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali Stadiums, while Khalifa International Stadium, which was originally due to host two games, will not be used.

It added that the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will stage the first match on Feb 4 at 5pm Doha time and the FIFA Club World Cup champions will be crowned at Education City Stadium on Feb 11m at  9 pm Doha time.

The tournament will be contested by Al-Duhail SC, Al Ahly SC, FC Bayern Munich, Ulsan Hyundai FC, Tigres UANL and the winners of the CONMEBOL Libertadores final scheduled for Jan 30.

Following the withdrawal of Auckland City, Al-Duhail SC, will move directly to the second round.

The draw to finalize the pairings will take place in Zurich on Jan 19 at 6 pm Doha time.

Source: BERNAMA

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Might Making A Comeback To UFC

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UFC President Dana White has revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov might not walk away from mixed martial arts just yet because he has left the door open for a possible UFC comeback.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is reportedly open to trying to bring his professional record to 30-0 with a 30th fight inside the Octagon. Dana White said, “Basically, the way that he feels right now is that he’s accomplished everything he set out to accomplish”.

According to President Dana White, if the two lightweight fights next week that are (Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier) and also (Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler) are spectacular, Khabib Nurmagomedov would consider coming back to fight one of the winners.

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“So next Saturday, we’ve got the (Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier) fight and also (Michael Chandler- Dan Hooker) fight on there. His words to me were, ‘I’m going to watch this fight’, ‘I would never tie up the division’ … ‘these guys do something spectacular, show me something spectacular and make me want to come back and fight’, said Khabib Nurmagomedov”.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most prominent Muslim athletes in the world, and Dana White met in person backstage during a UAE Warriors MMA event Friday night in Abu Dhabi that was co-promoted by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s new Eagle FC organization.

Sources: ESPN

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‘If We Won 1-0, I’d Think It Was Completely Fine’ – Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp could not say anything about why Liverpool failed to score in three consecutive league games for the first time in 16 years after a 0-0 draw at home against Manchester United.

The defending champions needed the agility of goalkeeper Alisson Becker to save an unbeaten record in the Premier League at Anfield to 68 games when the Brazilian goalkeeper denied attempts by Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

Klopp’s side has now failed to win in the last four games of the league and then fall to fourth place, three points behind United.

“If we won 1-0, I’d think it was completely fine,” Klopp said.

“You can’t deny Manchester United chances for 90 minutes. You never could. They’re in a good moment.

“With all the things said before the game – they’re flying and we’re struggling – my boys played a good game tonight. But we didn’t score. That’s the most important thing in football,” he added.

In the match that took place early this morning, Liverpool dominated the match in the first half before United bounced back in the second half, but their attack was successfully denied by Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Source: ESPN

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