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Swedish midfielder signs for Greek giants

Greek first division club Panathinaikos announced on Monday that it had signed Swedish international midfielder Mikael Nilsson on a three-year contract.

No financial details of the contract were announced by the club but there is an option for an additional season if both sides agree.

“I am very happy about my transfer and anxious to play for Panathinaikos,” said the 27-year-old.

“They are a major team and this is a great opportunity in my career,” added Nilsson.

Nilsson, scorer of three goals in 24 internationals, played for former English Premiership outfit Southampton last season following a four year stint with Halmstads BK in Sweden.

AFP

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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