Italian FA probe Lazio over attainable Covid ‘violations’


Lazio are being probed for attainable violations to coronavirus well being protocols, the Italian Soccer Federation introduced on Tuesday.

The FIGC mentioned in an announcement that they had “opened an investigation into Lazio to establish any violations of the well being protocols aimed toward containing the Covid-19 epidemic”.

The Serie A membership left for Wednesday’s Champions League conflict in opposition to Zenit Saint Petersburg with out star striker Ciro Motionless, goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha and midfielder Lucas Leiva.

Italian media report that the absence of the three gamers, who additionally missed final week’s 1-1 draw at Membership Brugge, is linked to coronavirus checks carried out earlier than their deliberate departure for Belgium in step with UEFA protocol.

Nonetheless, Italian worldwide Motionless and Leiva each performed in Sunday’s 4-3 win at Torino after checks carried out by Lazio.

“We’re accustomed to this emergency state of affairs, it saddens me to not have out there the gamers who fought to succeed in the Champions League,” coach Simone Inzaghi advised a press convention in Russia, with out specifying whether or not or not the gamers have been optimistic for the coronavirus.

Explanations have already been requested from Lazio administration after two inspections carried out by Italian soccer authorities on the crew’s coaching centre prior to now week.

The FIGC added that it had already requested Lazio for the brand new checks carried out earlier than the match in opposition to Zenit. 

Motionless, the European Golden Shoe winner final season, scored in Lazio’s opening Group F win over Borussia Dortmund, because the membership returns to the Champions League after a 13-year absence.

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