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Leicester’s Soyuncu tests positive for Covid-19 on Turkey duty

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Leicester City centre back Caglar Soyuncu missed Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester City because he tested positive for Covid-19 while playing for Turkey in their 2022 World Cup qualifiers, manager Brendan Rodgers said.

Soyuncu, who played in Turkey’s 3-3 draw with Latvia on Tuesday, is isolating in Turkey. The 24-year-old has made 16 league appearances for Leicester this season.

“We’re talking to the federation out there and hopefully we can get him back soon,” said Rodgers.

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“We’re working on the process to get him back. A number of players had a positive test. He was one, and remains out there in a bubble.”

Leicester are third on the table with 56 points after 30 games, 18 points behind leaders City who have played a game more.

 

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