Munich (dpa) – The Corona case Serge Gnabry caused tension at FC Bayern just before the start of the Champions League season. Almost two months after the victory in the Munich top division, the positive result caused uncertainty for the national team.
Which stars can triple trainer Hansi Flick build on in the evening overture (9 p.m. / Sky) against Atlético Madrid? Besides Gnabry, are there any other elite soccer players infected?
Positive corona tests within a team do not necessarily lead to a match being canceled, but time is of the essence. Corona tests on game day should provide information whether there are any more positive cases in Munich. Only those who tested negative can get on the bus and drive to the Allianz Arena in the evening. The proof must be available by 3 p.m.
“The teams and individuals tested must ensure that UEFA has timely access to the individualized negative test results,” states the European Football Association (UEFA) in its Corona protocol, which is authoritative for the European Cup. Results must be available “no later than six hours before kick-off time (local time on race day)”.
Before the positive test at Gnabry was announced in Tuesday’s press conference, Flick pointed out how important the general health of the players was against the backdrop of the highly anticipated title defense. Regarding Virgil van Dijk from Liverpool’s serious knee injury, he stressed: “It’s just important that you let the players play so they don’t get injured as much as possible. That’s our big goal, I hope we can do it right. . “
The German record champion football made public on Tuesday evening the Corona case Gnabrys (25), who previously also participated in team training. He is doing well, wrote the residents of Munich. “He’s quarantined at home.”
FC Bayern then announced that all pros will be tested again today. If at least 13 players are available (including at least one goalkeeper), the match is played. This could be avoided, for example, by ordering a quarantine for the entire team by the authorities.
The Ministry of Health and the Environment in Munich has not commented on the corona case published by FC Bayern for data protection reasons. A spokesman for the authority pointed out that there was no public comment on similar cases and referred to FC Bayern. The health department and the Champions League defending champion were in close contact.
When it comes to the question of whether other actors should be quarantined, according to the Robert Koch Institute, it is generally decisive whether they are classified in the so-called source case as Category I contacts with a higher risk of infection. Among other things, the focus is on the density of the contact and the concentration of virus particles.
UEFA rules and the requirements of the German football league for Bundesliga matches already state that contact between the pros should be as short as possible before the matches. “To minimize the impact of a positive test by a player or a member of the support staff, each team must implement a strict contact tracking program for members of their test pool,” said UEFA.
Contacts between people within the group should “be accurately recorded, for example, the seats on air / bus trips, while eating or making contact during training, with medical care or in the social sphere”.