As the spread of the deadly coronavirus continue, a player for Juventus in the Italian soccer league, Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

According to The New York Times, this development which is a worrisome development for a sport, especially in a country struggling to curb the outbreak, was disclosed by the club on the same day.

So far, Rugani, a 25-year-old defender is believed to be the first athlete in Italy’s top division to test positive.


In a statement by the team, it was revealed that Rugani was “currently asymptomatic,” and the club was following isolation procedures required by law for him and anyone who has had contact with him.


On the players who have been victims of the deadly virus, Rugani is not the first player in Europe to test positive for the disease as a German team, Hannover 96, confirmed earlier on Wednesday that one of its players had tested positive and was in isolation.


Concerning the effect of this new development, there could be more severe implications for Juventus, and for European soccer.

Its a surprise that the coronavirus is still spreading after measures like playing behind closed doors were implored.

An example was, Rugani was on the bench when Juventus played its title rival, Inter Milan, behind closed doors on Sunday, and his diagnosis means he, his teammates, his coaches and assorted staff members must be quarantined for 14 days.

Despite all the strategies that have been implored, drastic positive results are not coming forth in the Italian league.the Italian soccer is gradually delving into jeopardy.