Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid nightmare continues as he tests positive for coronavirus and will miss game against England

The former Chelsea star is set to miss Belgium’s Nations League game against England on November 15.

He is also going to have to sit out of Belgium’s game against Switzerland on Wednesday.

Real Madrid confirmed in a statement that Hazard and team-mate Casemiro have contracted the virus.

The news comes just six days after Real Madrid star Eder Militao returned a positive test.

A statement from the Spanish side read: “Real Madrid C. F. would like to inform that our players Casemiro and Eden Hazard have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Friday morning.

“The club would like to confirm once again that everyone, with the exception of Casemiro and Hazard, tested negative in the antigen tests carried out that same morning.”

Hazard and Casemiro, along with Militao, will be unavailable for Sunday’s game against Valencia.

The positive test is the latest in a long list of setbacks for former Chelsea star Hazard.

He has struggled to live up to expectations since his switch to the Bernabeu for £130million in 2019.

Hazard infuriated Madrid bosses by turning up to pre-season overweight in September.

And he has missed a whopping 35 games through injury since his move to Spain.

The 29-year-old went 392 days without even scoring a goal for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

But he ended his goal drought in October during the 4-1 win over Huesca.

Hazard raised further concerns as he limped off the pitch on Tuesday against Inter Milan.

However, he was back training on Wednesday after it was confirmed that he had sustained no significant damage.


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