Billardo, former Argentine coach, infected with the Corona virus

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Former Argentine coach Carlos Billardo (right) and Argentine coach Diego Maradona in a photo from Reuters archives.

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The coach who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup soccer tournament was infected with the Coruna virus, a source close to the Carlos Bilardo family told Reuters Friday night.

“He was subjected to detection and the sample was positive despite the absence of symptoms and he is in good health,” the source added.

His former team, Estudiantes, wrote a message on his Twitter account supporting 82-year-old Billardo, who has been living in a nursing home in Buenos Aires since 2018.

Billardo and Diego Maradona led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup at the expense of Germany before losing to them in the 1990 final, and Billardo also won three Copa Libertadores titles as a player with Estudiantes between 1968 and 1970.

Argentine Health Ministry statistics show 1,184 people have died of the Corona virus.

Shadi Amir prepared for the Arab publication



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