Croatian skipper Vida subbed at half time after positive test result confirmed

November 12 – Veteran Croatia captain Domagoj Vida played the first half of Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Turkey in Istanbul before finding out he had tested positive for Covid-19.

The 31-year-old centre-back was already scheduled to be substituted when the Croatia medical team got the results at half-time of the friendly.

All Croatian players and staff had tested negative on Monday, but further tests on Wednesday morning found Vida to be positive.

A Croatian FA statement said Vida would now have to self-isolate in Turkey while the rest of the squad travels to Sweden for a Nations League match on Saturday.

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