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Former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo tests positive for coronavirus

Carlos Bilardo, the man who coached Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a source close to his family told Reuters on Friday.

Former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo tests positive for coronavirus
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Carlos Bilardo, the man who coached Argentina to victory in the Mexico World Cup in 1986, has tested positive for coronavirus, a source close to his family told Reuters on Friday. "They carried out a test and it was positive, although he has not shown symptoms and he is well," said the source.

Estudiantes wish Bilardo a speedy recovery

His former club Estudiantes tweeted in support of Bilardo, their 82-year old former player and manager, who has been living in a nursing home in Buenos Aires since 2018.

He coached the Argentina team led by Diego Maradona to the World Cup in Mexico in 1986 and the final four years later and also won three Copa Libertadores titles as a player with Estudiantes between 1968 and 1970.

Argentina has reported 55,343 positive cases of coronavirus and 1,184 deaths, according to Health Ministry numbers.