Brazil will be without the biggest star Thiagus Petrus and head-coach Marcus Oliveira at the upcoming Men’s IHF World Championship 2021 in Egypt.
The Brazilian Handball Confederation (CBHb) informs that two more members of the Brazilian Men’s Handball Team, in preparation for the World Cup in Egypt, presented a positive result for COVID-19 in a PCR exam held this Monday (11 / Jan), in Rio Maior (Portugal).
Coach Marcus “Tatá” Oliveira and midfielder Thiagus Petrus are already isolated from the delegation and are quarantining, following the protocols determined by the local authorities. The other cases, detected on January 6, were goalkeeper Leonardo Terçariol (Ferrugem), supervisor Rafael Akio, physical trainer Claudio Machado, physical therapist Daniel Santos and performance analyst Luan Monteiro. All have only mild symptoms.
The rest of the team is cleared for the trip to Cairo on Wednesday, the 13th, where they will compete in the World Cup in Egypt starting on Friday (15 / Jan). CBHb continues to monitor the health status of the delegation and provide full support for the recovery of athletes and members of the coaching staff.