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Football: Atletico women suspend training ahead of Champions League clash

MADRID: The Atletico Madrid women's team have suspended training after four more members of the squad and coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19, the club said.

Just 10 days before their Women's Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona, the club said in a statement that the four were isolating at home and that the squad would continue to follow strict protocols.

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Atletico had to cancel a friendly last week after a positive test on Friday (Aug 7).

Two players from the men's team – forward Angel Correa and injured defender Sime Vrsaljko – also tested positive and will miss the club's trip to the Champions League "Final Eight" tournament in Lisbon.

The women's Champions League, which will be staged as an eight-team mini-tournament in the Spanish cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian, will resume on Aug 21.

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