Former Italian footballer Antonio Cassano was hospitalized for COVID-19

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Antonio Cassano, former Italian footballer, He is hospitalized for COVID-19 at the San Martín Hospital in Genoa, Italy, and has not been vaccinated against the virus, his family reported.

Cassano, 40 years old, was in home isolation in the last week of 2021 after testing positive for COVID-19, as explained by his wife Carolina Marcialis on social networks.

According to Italian media, the health of the former Real Madrid and Roma player has worsened and they have had to transfer him to a hospital and the infectious diseases department of the Hospital San Martino in Genoa is located, according to local media.

Cassano made his debut for Bari in 1999, then played in Rome until 2005, when he arrived at Real Madrid in Spain, where he only played two seasons.

Upon his return to Italy, the former striker wore the shirt of Sampdoria, Milan, Inter and Parma, before returning to the Genoese club and retiring with Sampdoria in 2017.

Cassano, controversial for his statements about his life as a player and against other players, played for the Italy team since 2003 and in 2012 he was runner-up in Europe.

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