One of the new big fears of the international break is hoping there are no Covid-19 outbreaks within any camps.
Unfortunately for Germany today, there was.
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Jonas Hofmann tested positive and two of their players then had to quarantine. It put their World Cup qualifying match versus Iceland this evening in real doubt.
According to BILD, German International Jonas Hofmann tested positive for Covid-19 and was quarantined with Marcel Halstenberg, who I assume was in close contact.
It doesn’t appear anyone else was affected. I’m speculating, but from this it looks like their game will go ahead.
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) March 25, 2021
There were concerns for domestic clubs as well, especially Chelsea who have three of their players out in the German camp right now.
Antonio Rudiger, Kai Havertz, and Timo Werner are all with the national squad.
Thankfully though, the German team have confirmed that all three have since tested negative for Covid-19, and the game will go ahead this evening despite the outbreak.
ℹ️ The health authorities have issued a quarantine order for Jonas #Hofmann and Marcel #Halstenberg. Get well soon, guys!
All other players and staff tested negative again on Thursday and continued preparations for #GERISL as planned. #DieMannschaft
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 25, 2021
This is good news, and meant they managed to contain any outbreak.
The Chelsea lads will now be looking forward to the game tonight and will be hoping to get a goal or two and a good performance under the belt.