Ryan McGowan Tests Positive For COVID-19

Sydney FC have confirmed centre-half Ryan McGowan has tested positive for Covid-19 and will remain in Scotland self-isolating until he recovers.

McGowan has been in the UK since Sydney FC’s A-League Grand Final win in August and was due to meet the squad in Qatar next week for the resumption of the club’s AFC Champions League campaign.

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McGowan will undergo further testing in the UK to assess his ability to travel to Qatar at a later date.

The defender is in contact with the Sky Blues medical staff who are providing daily advice and working closely with the Grand Final winning Socceroo to ensure he makes a full recovery.

All of Sydney FC’s Australian based travelling squad and staff were tested for Covid-19 this week and have all returned negative test results to allow them to travel.

They will also be tested on arrival in Qatar.

Sydney FC resume their AFC Champions League campaign on Thursday 19 November against Shanghai SIPG at Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar (kick off 9pm AEDT).

 

Matches & Dates

AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG – Thursday 19th November – Khalifa International Stadium – 9pm AEDT

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC vs Sydney FC – Wednesday 25th November – Al Janoub Stadium - 9pm AEDT

Shanghai SIPG vs Sydney FC – Wednesday 2nd December – Al Janoub Stadium – 12am (Midnight) AEDT

Sydney FC vs Yokohama F. Marinos – Friday 4th December – Al Janoub Stadium - 9pm AEDT


Sydney FC AFC Champions League 2020 Squad List

2.  PATRICK FLOTTMANN

3.  BENJAMIN WARLAND

4.  ALEX WILKINSON

5.  ALEX BAUMJOHANN

6.  RYAN McGOWAN

7.  MICHAEL ZULLO

8.  PAULO RETRE

10. MILOS NINKOVIC

11. KOSTA BARBAROUSES

12. TRENT BUHAGIAR

16. JOEL KING

17. ANTHONY CACERES

18. LUKE IVANOVIC

19. CHRIS ZUVELA

20. TOM HEWARD-BELLE (GK)

21. HARRY VAN DER SAAG

23. RHYAN GRANT

26. LUKE BRATTAN

27. JORDI SWIBEL

28. CALEM NIEUWENHOF

30. ADAM PAVLESIC (GK)

33. PATRICK WOOD

40. LEVI KAYE (GK)