Soccer-Leicester's Soyuncu tests positive for COVID-19 on Turkey duty

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(Reuters) - Leicester City centre back Caglar Soyuncu missed Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester City because he tested positive for COVID-19 while playing for Turkey in their 2022 World Cup qualifiers, manager Brendan Rodgers said.

Soyuncu, who played in Turkey's 3-3 draw with Latvia on Tuesday, is isolating in Turkey. The 24-year-old has made 16 league appearances for Leicester this season.

"We're talking to the federation out there and hopefully we can get him back soon," said Rodgers.

"We're working on the process to get him back. A number of players had a positive test. He was one, and remains out there in a bubble."

Leicester are third on the table with 56 points after 30 games, 18 points behind leaders City who have played a game more.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard)