Tottenham player tests positive for COVID-19

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Dom Le Roy

The Football Association of Ireland have confirmed that Matt Doherty has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Irish players and the rest of the backroom staff were tested earlier this morning ahead of their flight back to Dublin where they will face Bulgaria in the Nations League on Wednesday evening.

Doherty, who played the full 90 minutes in Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Wales in Cardiff yesterday afternoon has received the results of a positive test along with Stoke City winger James McClean.

The right-back came up against his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates Gareth Bale, Joe Rodon and Ben Davies during yesterday’s encounter with Bale beating Doherty in the air at the far post to direct the ball in the path of David Brooks to score the only goal of the game in the 67th minute.

Doherty will now likely miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Ireland confirmed the news on the official Twitter account.

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