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19 coronavirus cases at Mainz puts Dortmund game in doubt

March 3, 2022 GMT
Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, left, vies for the ball with Mainz's Dominik Kohr, centre, as his teammates Jae-Sung Lee,  background and Alexander Hack, right, look on, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen, in Mainz, Germany, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, left, vies for the ball with Mainz's Dominik Kohr, centre, as his teammates Jae-Sung Lee,  background and Alexander Hack, right, look on, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen, in Mainz, Germany, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, left, vies for the ball with Mainz's Dominik Kohr, centre, as his teammates Jae-Sung Lee,  background and Alexander Hack, right, look on, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen, in Mainz, Germany, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, left, vies for the ball with Mainz's Dominik Kohr, centre, as his teammates Jae-Sung Lee, background and Alexander Hack, right, look on, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen, in Mainz, Germany, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, left, vies for the ball with Mainz's Dominik Kohr, centre, as his teammates Jae-Sung Lee, background and Alexander Hack, right, look on, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen, in Mainz, Germany, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)

MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Sunday’s Bundesliga game between Mainz and Borussia Dortmund is in doubt after Mainz reported 19 coronavirus cases among players and staff on Thursday.

Mainz said everyone involved in first-team business was “completely immunized” and it was in contact with local health authorities about what to do next. The club didn’t name any infected players.

Team training was canceled on Thursday but players who tested negative trained individually.

The game on Sunday is a chance for Dortmund to revive its fortunes after defeat to Rangers in the Europa League and drawing with Augsburg 1-1 last week which allowed Bayern Munich to stretch its Bundesliga lead to eight points.

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