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World Cup Winner Hit By Coronavirus

A member of Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning squad has become the latest player to be rocked by the coronavirus after confirming he had symptoms of the disease that is causing havoc around the world.

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On Tuesday, Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina shared his belief that he had contracted the coronavirus after showing symptoms of the disease last week. 

The former Spain international, who previously played for the likes of FC Barcelona, Villarreal, Liverpool, Napoli, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, did not undergo a test, but revealed that he had "gone through the bug".

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"Last week, it was my turn to go through the bug," the 37-year-old told radio station COPE.

"It has been a different week, of taking precautions not to infect the people who live with me. Here (in England), tests are not conducted unless you are very bad. Speaking to the doctors, the symptoms I had were of it, without official confirmation of it but everything pointed to it.

"We are very privileged people. We have a big house, with a garden. I think of the people who live in a 70m squared apartment with two children, and for me, they are people who are showing a lot of strength."

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Reina, who has made 36 appearances for the Spanish national team, was one of La Furia Roja's back-up goalkeepers during their 2010 World Cup triumph, and was also part of the squads that lifted the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.

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