Soccer-Two more Italy under-21 players test positive for COVID-19

MILAN, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Two more players in Italy’s under-21 squad have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to four this week, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said in a statement on Friday.

The FIGC said that one member of staff also returned in a positive result in the latest tests which were carried out at the airport on Thursday before the squad left for Reykjavik for a European under-21 championship qualifier against Iceland.

One of the players had symptoms and was being constantly monitored, it added. None of those who tested positive had left Italy.

“Every member of the squad which arrived in Iceland has tested negative in each of the three tests conducted since the squad got together,” it said. The players have not been named although Inter Milan said that one of them was their defender Alessandro Bastoni. (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Alison Williams)