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Ramsey to miss England game


Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey

Ryan Giggs insists Wales have followed the rules over Aaron Ramsey's Wembley absence, despite other Juventus players turning up to play for their countries after positive coronavirus tests at the club.

Ramsey will sit out tonight's friendly against England after the entire Juventus squad went into isolation when two members of its non-playing staff tested positive for Covid-19.

But the Italian media reported on Monday that six players - Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Rodrigo Bentancur, Merih Demiral and Danilo - had left the Juventus 'bubble' to play for their countries.

"Aaron has just followed the protocol he was told," said Wales manager Giggs, who expects Ramsey to join up the squad on Thursday and be available for the Nations League away games in the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria.

"I don't know about any other players' situation or the situations of any other countries."

England and Wales have not met since Euro 2016 when the Three Lions won a group game 2-1 in Lens.

Wales have not beaten England since 1984 in the British Home Championship when a Mark Hughes header settled the game in the Dragons' favour and last won at Wembley in 1977.

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