The goalkeeper Yonatan Irrazábal became this Saturday the infected 17 of the Uruguayan national team footballers after the double stage of the South American qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the soccer player informed Efe.
The Uruguayan team does not stop adding new positive cases, which started with the one from the Palmeiras Matías Viña side and the list includes the Atlético Madrid striker Luis Suárez and the celestial captain, Diego Godin.
Irrazábal, who was in quarantine due to the possibility of being positive, said that at the moment he feels pain in his back and head, although he is fine.
The outbreak of the Uruguayan team had repercussions at the government level and even the country's Ministry of Public Health fined the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) at about 534,000 Uruguayan pesos (about $ 12,136).
“MSP fines the AUF 500 Adjustable Units for breach of sanitary protocols in the Celeste Complex. There is a hearing,” wrote the minister Daniel Salinas in your account Twitter.
Until now, the infected footballers are: Viña, Rodrigo Muñoz, Alexis Rolín, Luis Suárez, Diego Rossi, Darwin Núñez, Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Neves, Brian Rodríguez, Diego Godín and Irrazábal.
Of concern, without a doubt, the figure of the Uruguay coach, Óscar Washington Tabárez, who is 73 years old and in delicate physical condition.
One of the points most criticized by the government authorities is a photo that the soccer players shared in the courtyard of the Complejo Celeste – Uruguay's training center – where they were at a barbecue without a mask.
The sanction of the AUF did not go well in the celestial establishment and even Godin said in statements to the local newscast Telemundo that, although there were infections, you cannot make a hypothesis of carelessness from a photograph.
The Rentistas, club where he plays Irrazábal, postponed his match on the fifth day of Intermediate due to the contagion of Rolin, to the quarantine that the goalkeeper had to do and to his rival, the Plaza Colonia, he also had a positive case.