Eden Hazard suffers another Real Madrid setback after testing positive for coronavirus

Belgian will have to self-isolate - as well as team-mate Casemiro - after only just recovering from injury

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Real Madrid star Eden Hazard looks set to miss Belgium's forthcoming Nations League clash against England after testing positive for coronavirus.

Real announced on Saturday that Hazard, along with team-mate Casemiro, had tested positive. Both players will now undergo a period of self-isolation, missing Real's trip to Valencia on Sunday.

The isolation period will rule Hazard out of Belgium's home game against England on November 15.

Meanwhile, Brazil's Casemiro would be unlikely to be allowed to feature in World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Uruguay.

A statement from the Spanish club read: "Real Madrid informs that our players, Casemiro and Eden Hazard, have tested positive in the Covid-19 tests undertaken yesterday, Friday, in the morning.

"All of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday's tests.

Real Madrid's scorer Casemiro, right, shakes hands with Real Madrid's Luka Modric after he scored the 2-2 during the Champions League group B soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Real Madrid at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Real Madrid's Casemiro, right, has tested positive for coronavirus. AP

"Meanwhile, all of them, apart from Casemiro and Hazard, once again tested negative in the antigen tests taken this morning."

Hazard has struggled to make an impact in Madrid after moving from Chelsea last year, with injuries not helping his cause.

The 29-year-old has played just three games this season and had only just returned to Zinedine Zidane's La Liga champions side following a calf injury.

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