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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid announce Odegaard’s false positive, every player has tested negative for Covid-19

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Reports from the Spanish press said that Odegaard had tested positive but it looks like his second test confirmed he’s negative for Covid-19.

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Real Madrid have announced via an official statement that every single player and member of the coaching staff have tested negative for Covid-19, meaning that Odegaard’s first test was a false positive.

Real Madrid C. F. informs that after the last COVID-19 tests carried out on our football first team and the coaching staff, all the results have come back negative.
Source: Realmadrid.com

This is massive news for Real Madrid, who will have Odegaard —and every non-injured member of the squad— available for Saturday’s match against Betis. Odegaard’s false positive would’ve been a disaster as he is trying to get relevant minutes to prove his worth during this first stretch of the season.

It’s still very likely that Los Blancos will get a positive for Covid-19 on their squad down the road, but as long as they keep testing very often the squad should be fine.

Madrid face Betis on Saturday at 9pm CEST.