Bayern Munich announced on Friday that full-back Nouser Mazrawi had tested positive for coronavirus after Morocco reached the historic World Cup semi-finals, after which his heart was swollen. .
Bayern have ruled Mazrawi out of the squad, which left for winter training camp in Qatar on Friday for the Bundesliga season to resume on January 20, citing inflammation.
The club said Mazrawi tested positive for COVID-19 at the World Cup in early December, which was the reason why he did not play in Morocco’s quarter-final victory over Portugal.
His absence was widely attributed to an unspecified illness at the time. Mazrawi returned to play the first half of their semi-final loss to France as Morocco became the first African and Arab team to reach the final four of the World Cup.
Bayern said tests in Munich after the tournament found “mild inflammation” and Mazrawi could not play “for the time being”. This type of inflammation is a known complication of COVID-19 infection.
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