Ben Chilwell back in England training as whole squad test negative for coronavirus | Football News

first_imgThe Premier League is confident there is currently no risk that any of this weekend’s matches will have to be postponed, despite a significant spike in the number of positive coronavirus cases.Sixteen positive cases were recorded in the last seven days involving players or staff inside Premier League clubs – four times as many failed tests compared to the previous week, and six times higher than any other week since the extensive testing at clubs began at the start of September. – Advertisement – The Chelsea left-back is fit enough to return to training alongside his team-mates, but it remains unclear whether he will feature against Iceland on Wednesday. Ben Chilwell has returned to England training following a back spasm, as all 22 players in the squad tested negative for coronavirus.Chilwell picked up the injury in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium, which ended England’s hopes of reaching the Nations League finals.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pmcenter_img That figure does not include players who have tested positive for the virus whilst away with their international teams. There have been a number of high-profile cases that cannot yet be included in the Premier League’s statistics.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny have both tested positive while away with Egypt, as has Tottenham and Republic of Ireland defender Matt Doherty, who will miss Saturday’s game against Manchester City.On Tuesday morning, the FAI confirmed there have been no more positive tests in the run-up to their Nations League game against Bulgaria on Wednesday night.- Advertisement – Wednesday 18th November 7:00pm Ben Chilwell (R) was injured during the Nations League match between Belgium and England on SundayImage:Chilwell receiving treatment during the defeat on Sunday – Advertisement –last_img read more

Pre-AFCON Friendly: Cameroon rout Spanish side Alcorcon 11-0

first_imgA day after beating Zambia 2-1 in a pre-Africa Cup of Nations fixture, cup holders Cameroon reiterated their readiness for their title defence in Egypt with an 11-0 demolition of Spanish second tier side Alcorcon on Monday.The game was the Indomitable Lions’ last fixture in Spain before moving to Qatar to continue their preparations for the June 21-July tournament.Romanian-based Jacques Zoua scored thrice on the day, while Angers striker Stephane Bahoken and Villarreal ace Karl Toko Ekambi registered a double each.It was Marseille forward Clinton Njie who started the annihilation in the sixth minute before Bahoken and Toko Ekambi added two more goals, in the 16th and 19th minutes.Before half-time there were three more strikes courtesy of PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Ekambi and Bahoken.After the break, 17-year-old Steve Mvoue netted his maiden senior strike before Zoua registered a double to make it 9-0.The Lions were not done just yet as Maritimo striker Diederrick Joel Tagueu added his name to the scoresheet, with Zoua adding an 89th minute effort to complete his hat-trick and seal the 11-0 victory.Cameroon’s final 23-man squad is expected to be named by Friday, the same day the Lions take on Mali in their last test fixture before the tournament.In Egypt, the five-time champions have been pitted against Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F. Source: Goallast_img read more