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Celtic Star Nir Bitton Tests Positive For Coronavirus On International Duty

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Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty, the Scottish Premiership club have confirmed.

The Israeli was informed of the result on Friday, meaning he will miss the Old Firm derby with Rangers on 17 October.

Bitton’s diagnosis comes less than a week after Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard tested positive while away with the French under-21 side.

Ryan Christie is also out because of coronavirus self-isolation protocol.

Bitton was part of the Israel side that was defeated on penalties by Scotland on Thursday night at Hampden, with the 28-year-old playing the full match.

“Clearly, recent events during this international period are very concerning and frustrating,” said a Celtic statement.

“The current situation has presented huge challenges for all within football and wider society which we do not underestimate in any way.

“While we apportion no blame whatsoever to anyone, this is now a very difficult position for us and, clearly, for all other clubs.”

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