Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

The Barça handball squad has been confined after detecting three positive cases for covid19 in the PCR tests carried out on Friday The three positives are added to that of the Danish player Casper Mortensen which was reported last Tuesday.

The Barça squad has been confined since Saturday, October 17, and will remain that way for 10 days Due to this the Barça club has requested the postponement of the match against Telekom Veszprém on October 21 corresponding to the fifth day of the Champions League.

And against BM Benidorm on the 24th of the tenth day of the Asobal League The components of the affected Barça squad are in good health isolated in their homes and will comply with the protocols established by the health authorities.

The positives at Barça are added to the numerous cases that have occurred between Asobal teams that have caused the postponement of a third of those that should have been played so far One of the postponed matches was precisely the one that was set for this Saturday between Bidasoa Irún and Barça due to the cases that affected the Gipuzkoan clubs’ squad.

On September 15 Barça winger Alex Pascual tested positive The player had no contact with his teammates during the previous days But coach Xavi Pascual despite having a negative PCR test was quarantined because he had contact with Alex.

Other teams that have had to suspend their matches in the Champions League due to covid19 cases are the Hungarian Pick Szeged and the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia.

The Ademar reported on Friday that two players tested positive for covid The rest of the staff tested negative and isolated as a precaution According to the health protocols of the Community of Castilla y León the team will not be able to travel to Russia where next Tuesday it was due to debut in the European League against Chekhovskie Medvedi.

The International Federation has granted the pass to the third round of the EHF Cup to Rocasa Gran Canaria because it had agreed to play both games of the tie against Westfriesland SEW of the Netherlands to save costs The restrictions of the health authorities in the Netherlands made it impossible to play both games.

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