Ukrainian team doctor dies of COVID

Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko. Source: Getty Images

Anton Hudaev, the Ukrainian national team's doctor, has died of coronavirus at the age of 48, the domestic football association (UAF) says.

"On behalf of the President of the Ukrainian Association of Football Andriy Pavelka, head coach of the national team Andriy Shevchenko and the entire football family of Ukraine, we extend our deepest condolences to his family," the UAF said in a statement.

"The whole national team is in great sorrow."

Hudaev was also team doctor for local club Metalist Kharkiv.

The virus has killed more than 1600 people in Ukraine, which has reported almost 65,000 infections.

Source AAP