Former World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi, now a member of Italy’s teaching employees, has been hospitalised in Rome with Covid-19, based on a number of media stories on Friday.
The 37-year-old former Roma captain was certainly one of 4 members of Italy’s employees who had been contaminated throughout current 2022 World Cup qualifiers, in an outbreak which has additionally hit eight gamers.
After per week, De Rossi’s situation with a persistent fever and cough required extra in-depth exams which revealed pneumonia, Gazzetta Dello Sport and Sky Sport reported.
The previous Italy midfielder has as a precautionary measure been hospitalised since Thursday at Rome’s Spallanzani hospital which specialises in infectious ailments.
The ‘Azzurri’ have suffered a wave of infections following their World Cup qualifiers towards Northern Eire, Bulgaria and Lithuania.
Gamers contaminated embody Juventus pair Federico Bernardeschi and Leonardo Bonucci, Atalanta’s Matteo Pessina, Paris Saint-Germain’s Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti, Freiburg’s Vincenzo Grifo and Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno.
A number of media stories prompt Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has additionally caught the virus, however though the membership have confirmed a case, they didn’t establish the participant.
De Rossi joined the nationwide group’s teaching employees on March 18 as certainly one of coach Roberto Mancini’s technical collaborator till the tip of this summer season’s delayed Euro 2020, which runs from June 11 to July 11.
He spent 18 years at Roma earlier than retiring in January 2020 after just a few months in Argentina with Boca Juniors.
De Rossi performed 117 occasions for the Azzurri between 2004-2017, successful the World Cup in 2006 and being a part of the group which completed runner-up to Spain at Euro 2012.
He retired from worldwide soccer after Italy didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup by dropping a play-off with Sweden in November 2017.
Having performed in three World Cups and three European championships he’s the fourth most capped Italy participant after Gianluigi Buffon (176), Fabio Cannavaro (136) and Paolo Maldini (126).