Lautaro Martinez Refuses to Defend Argentina Due to Positive Covid-19


Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has had to cancel playing for the Argentina national team in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the Conmebol zone after testing positive for COVID-19.

Quoted from football-italy, Tuesday (22/3) Lautaro Martinez is confirmed to be absent from defending Argentina against Venezuela and Ecuador because he has to undergo self-isolation.

Even so, losing Lautaro Martinez will not burden Argentina too much because coach Lionel Scaloni’s squad has ensured themselves to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup finals.

As announced by the Argentine and Inter football associations, Lautaro is positive based on the results of the tests he took last Sunday, prior to his departure for the Albiceleste training camp.

Currently, Lautaro will follow the procedures established by local health protocols and will undergo isolation at his residence. (OL-8)