Covid-19 positive, Carlos Bilardo hospitalized – Foot – Coronavirus

Carlos Bilardo, Argentina coach during his 1986 World Cup coronation in Mexico, was hospitalized following a positive test at Covid-19, the Buenos Aires press reported on Saturday, quoting his relatives .

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Asymptomatic, the former technician of the Albiceleste was admitted to the Argentine Diagnostic Institute in the capital. His health is said to be good, according to his relatives.

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Bilardo, 82, who suffers from a neurodegenerative disease, lives in a retirement home located in the Almagro district of Buenos Aires, where ten other people tested positive for Covid-19.

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World champion in 1986

Estudiantes La Plata, the club where Bilardo played and trained, expressed his support in a tweet: “We are playing this match with you Carlos!” “

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Bilardo suffers from Adams and Hakim syndrome for which he was admitted to intensive care in July 2019. The former coach recovered and was then transferred to a geriatric ward. He directed the Argentine selection from 1982 to 1990, guiding it to the world title in 1986 and to another final, with Diego Maradona for strategist, in 1990 in Italy. The Albiceleste lost to West Germany (1-0).

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Given the sharp increase in cases in recent days, the Argentine government announced on Friday a strengthening of the containment measures implemented on March 20.

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