Matteo Gabbia and Sandro Tonali will return to Italy earlier than expected, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy’s U21 side. The former tested positive and thus won’t be at Stefano Pioli’s future in the near future.
The game between the U21 sides of Italy and Iceland, therefore, has been postponed and the Azzurrini will return back home. With a total of five cases so far, which seems to increase for each day that passes, no risks will be taken.
According to Sky Italia (via MilanNews.it), despite the quarantine demand initially imposed by Icelandic authorities, the team has been allowed to return to Italy. However, they will do on two separate flights, one for the infected and one for the others.
Tonali, who has tested negative, will be on one flight while Gabbia will be on the other. The latter will most likely miss the derby next week, and seeing as many cases have been unveiled, it remains to be seen if the game will be played.