Arturo Vidal tests positive for COVID after being hospitalised
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Arturo Vidal tests positive for COVID after being hospitalised

Arturo Vidal, a Scudetto winner with Inter Milan, is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, according to his national squad.

The 34-year-old will miss Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Chile and Argentina due to his diagnosis.

"The medical team of the Chilean national team emphasizes that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid," the national team said on its official website.

Vidal was initially admitted to the hospital with severe tonsillitis, but on Monday, he tested positive for coronavirus, according to the team statement.

The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Juventus star, who was vaccinated against the virus on Friday, will now miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Argentina, as well as another qualifier against Bolivia in Santiago next week.