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Inter defender Bastoni tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - SPAL v Inter Milan - Paolo Mazza Stadium - Ferrara, Italy - July 16, 2020 Inter Milan's Alessandro Bastoni during the warm up, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File photo

MILAN (Reuters) - Inter Milan have confirmed that defender Alessandro Bastoni has tested positive for COVID-19 while training with Italy’s under-21 team.

“The Nerazzurri defender is totally asymptomatic and will self-isolate as required by hygiene protocols,” said Inter in a statement.

The Italian football federation said on Wednesday that two members of the under-21 squad had tested positive without naming them. It said that the rest of the squad were re-tested and all results were negative.

Inter’s next match is the derby against AC Milan on Oct 17.

Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky