RelatedPosts Spain forward Rodrigo linked with move to Leeds United Barbosa pens permanent deal with Flamengo Filipe Luis agrees Flamengo move Brazilian top flight club Atletico Goianiense have obtained permission to field four players who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Globoesporte website said on Wednesday.The club said the players were in the final stages of the infection and had already complied with all quarantine measures ahead of a match with Flamengo. The report said Brazilian authorities agreed they would no longer pose a risk to others.Two dozen confirmed positive tests had already rocked the start of the Brazilian football season as the country battles one of the highest caseloads in the world.Top flight Goias had 10 players test positive prior to a match against Sao Paulo, which was postponed.Media reports say at least 150 top flight players have in fact tested positive.A third division match was also postponed after 12 players tested positive. Brazil has recorded over 100,000 deaths in connection with COVID-19.More than three million people have been infected with the virus.dpa/NAN.—Tags: Atletico GoianienseFlamengo
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer are the three players shortlisted for the world footballer of the year award.Former Manchester United forward Ronaldo was the 2013 winner of the Ballon d’Or.His victory ended Messi’s three year run as winner.This year has seen Neuer win the German league and cup with Bayern Munich, and the World Cup with Germany. The 25 year old was nominated for the incredible volley she scored for Peamount United in the Women’s National League last October.Roche is battling James Rodriguez of Colombia and the Netherlands’ Robin Van Persie for their World cup goals against Uruguay and Spain respectively.She will join them in Zurich for the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony on 12th January, when the winner will be announced.