London. American footballer and Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has been found infected with the corona virus. Two weeks before the qualifying campaign of the FIFA World Cup-2022, his team has suffered a major setback. Chelsea Club has also confirmed Pulisich to be found to be Kovid-19 positive.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday that the 22-year-old American player’s test report has come positive and he is in isolation. For this reason, he will not be able to play Pulisich in the match against Arsenal on Saturday. The US has to play three matches in seven days in World Cup qualifying starting in September.
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US coach Greg Berhalter is planning to announce his roster next week. American players from European clubs and Major League teams will report to Nashville from August 29. Players from the TAM team will play their inaugural qualifier in El Salvador on 2 September.
Chelsea has also confirmed that Pulisich was found infected with the corona virus. (Twitter)
Pulisich wrote on his Instagram post on Friday, ‘Unfortunately earlier this week I was found positive for Kovid-19.’ He said, ‘Luckily I have been fully vaccinated and so far I do not have any symptoms, can’t wait to come back. Thanks to all for the support.’
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