Man City star De Bruyne contracts coronavirus

30-year-old midfielder tests positive in Belgium, manager says

Can Erözden   | 20.11.2021
Man City star De Bruyne contracts coronavirus Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group A soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester City at Parc des Princes in Paris​, France on September 28, 2021. ( Mustafa Yalçın - Anadolu Agency )


Manchester City's Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne has been infected with the coronavirus, the club said Friday. 

"Unfortunately Kevin got a positive COVID test in Belgium and needs ten days," manager Pep Guardiola said at a news conference.

The 30-year-old Belgium midfielder cannot play Sunday against Everton in the English Premier League due to isolation.

He will also remain sidelined for next week's UEFA Champions League group match against Paris Saint-Germain.

De Bruyne scored against Wales in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match in Cardiff that ended 1-1 on Nov. 16.

The Belgian national football team won Group E to book their place in Qatar 2022.

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