Mueller Tests Positive For COVID

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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller is set to miss out on Thursday’ Club World Cup final in Doha after testing positive for the on Wednesday, according to German media reports.

According to Sky Sports Germany and Bild newspaper, World Cup winner Mueller tested positive after Bayern’s training session on Wednesday.

A positive test would rule veteran striker out of Thursday’s clash with Mexican CONCACAF champions Tigres in the Qatari capital, in which European champions Bayern are aiming for a historic sixth title in 12 months.

Neither Bayern nor tournament organisers FIFA have yet confirmed positive test.

Mueller would be third Bayern player to contract the in recent weeks, after positive tests for Javi Martinez and Leon Goretzka meant they were unable to travel with rest of the squad to Qatar.

absence would be latest blow to Bayern’s Club World Cup campaign, after Jerome Boateng returned home to Germany on Wednesday for personal reasons amid reports that his former had died.