FAI confirms positive Covid-19...


FAI confirms positive Covid-19 test for backroom staff member

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The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed that a member of the senior international team backroom staff has tested positive for coronavirus.

The squad is due to train at the base in Abbotstown this afternoon before departing for Bratislava where they will face Slovakia on Thursday night in the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final.

The news of the positive test was revealed in a statement released by the FAI this afternoon.

"COVID-19 protocols have now been executed and contact tracing has resulted in two additional staff members now restricting their movements," reads the official FAI statement.

"All three backroom staff members are asymptomatic and are well. The two close contacts have tested negative. All players, management team and other backroom staff members have also tested negative."

The FAI notified the HSE and have been granted permission to fly to Slovakia as planned this afternon.

The statement continues: "Public Health has been informed and have written to the FAI confirming compliance with public health advice and permission for the squad, coaching staff and the rest of the backroom team to travel to Slovakia this afternoon."

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