German club Hoffenheim puts team in isolation after COVID-19 spike

Hoffenheim players celebrate after teammate Florian Grillitsch scored their side's second goal during the Europa League Group L soccer match between Gent and Hoffenheim. (Olivier Matthys/AP)

German soccer club Hoffenheim has put its entire team in isolation after three new coronavirus cases added to a recent spike in infections.

Hoffenheim says midfielder Sebastian Rudy, forward Ishak Belfodil and an unnamed staff member have tested positive. A fourth person's test gave an unclear result and is being repeated.

Two other Hoffenheim players previously tested positive after joining the Danish and Israeli national teams during the international break. Another Hoffenheim player and a staff member had positive tests last week.

Hoffenheim lost to Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Sunday and next plays Stuttgart on Nov. 21.

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