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4 members of Manchester City women's team test positive for COVID-19

Manchester City, home to Canadian international Janine Beckie, says four members of its women's team have tested positive for COVID-19.

Super League club did not identify the affected players

Canada's Janine Beckie, right, and her Manchester City teammates celebrate their FA Cup title win over Everton in November at London's Wembley Stadium. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/Getty Images)

Manchester City, home to Canadian international Janine Beckie, says four members of its women's team have tested positive for COVID-19.

The FA Women's Super League club did not identify the affected players but said they were self-isolating in accordance with Football Association and U.K. government protocol.

"Everyone at the club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition," the club said in a statement.

City, which currently stands fourth in the table at 5-1-3, is scheduled to host the West Ham women behind closed doors on Saturday.

The Manchester City men have also been hit by COVID, with six players missing from Sunday's 3-1 win at at Chelsea.

This past November, Beckie scored in an FA Cup final for Manchester City as the defending champions beat Everton 3-1 after extra time.

The 26-year-old forward, a dual citizen raised in Colorado by her Canadian parents, signed a two-year extension with Man City back in April.

WATCH | Janine Beckie goal seals victory for Man City:

Canada's Janine Beckie adds insurance goal as Man City defends FA Cup title

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Canadian Janine Beckie scored the insurance marker as Manchester City beat Everton 3-1 in the Women's FA Cup final. 0:30

It was City's third Women's FA Cup triumph in four seasons — a winning streak that began with another American, Carli Lloyd, netting in the 2017 victory over Birmingham.

With files from CBC Sports

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