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Players in Brazilian Serie B matches were replaced in the first half with COVID-19 | Instant News

Brazil Serie B midfielder Valdivia was substituted at half-time during his team’s match against CSA on Saturday after his club was notified he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Avai said Valdivia had undergone a previous test on Saturday so he could be released for the club’s next game against Juventude on Tuesday.

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But when the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) notified the club that he had tested positive, Saturday’s match against CSA had already started.

“In the first half the CBF communicated … that Valdivia had tested positive,” Avai said in a statement, adding that the player was asymptomatic.

That’s why Valdivia was replaced. The club is now reviewing his isolation and return.

Match ends 1-1.

Brazil reported 61,567 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, and 1,050 deaths, the fifth day in a row with more than 1,000 deaths, the Health Ministry said.

More than 200,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil.


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Chapecoense returns to Brazil’s top flight after years in the second division | Instant News

Brazilian side Chapecoense, WHO lost most of their troops in an air crash in 2016, was promoted to the first division the Tuesday thereafter spent a year at the second degree.

Chape, as the club is called, beat the state rivals Figueirense 2-1 to guarantee a top-four finish in Serie B with four games remaining and promotion for the 2021 season.

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“Winning is good. Winning the Santa Catarina derby is even better. Winning the Santa Catarina derby and guaranteeing a return to Serie A SENSATION!” club tweeted after the match at the empty Conda arena.

Chapecoense lost nearly all of their first-team squad and some of the directors and backroom staff when their plane headed for Colombia for the Copa Sudamericana final crashed into a hillside outside Medellin.

Disaster attract the attention of the global football community, sparking sales of team shirts and merchandise worldwide. Team like Barcelona organizes charity matches and fundraisers to help the club.

Despite their budget being a fraction of that of big city Brazilian clubs, Chapecoense’s hastily rebuilt side remained competitive at the top flight until they were relegated in December 2019.

Tuesday’s win brought them back to the top table and sparked celebrations in the small southern town.


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