Juventus trio dropped after COVID-19 breach


Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur have been left out by coach Andrea Pirlo for Juventus’ local derby with Torino this evening after breaking COVID-19 protocols.

Pirlo confirmed that the trio is accused of attending a dinner party hosted by USA midfielder McKennie on Wednesday, and they were all fined by the club.

Argentina striker Dybala and Brazil midfielder Arthur were among 10 guests at the gathering.

“The three players involved are not called up for tomorrow’s game and will return to work over time, we’ll see when,” said Pirlo on Friday.

“I made the decision and the club did the rest. For the selection part, I decided. It was not the right time to do it [have a party], we are examples, and it is right that we behave like this.”

Juve are currently third in the Serie A table, 10 points behind log leaders Inter Milan.

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By Mauwane Raophala

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