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Brazil’s Flamengo Has 16 Players Test Positive for Coronavirus

Brazil's Flamengo Has 16 Players Test Positive for Coronavirus

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Flamengo, whose executives pushed for soccer to restart after the coronavirus pandemic hit South America, is now trying to postpone a league game after 16 of its players tested positive for COVID-19.

Flamengo’s vice president for legal affairs Rodrigo Dunshee said he hopes the Brazilian soccer confederation will agree to postpone Sunday’s Brazilian championship game against Palmeiras, which has already rejected such request.

The Rio de Janeiro team is the reigning Brazilian and Copa Libertadores champion.

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