Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team


              A Portuguese Under-23 league soccer match gets underway at the National stadium in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. The stadium is the home ground of the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD club which played a Portuguese Primeira Liga match against Benfica on Saturday starting with only nine players due to a coronavirus outbreak. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of Belenenses SAD. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
            
              A lottery seller wearing a face mask sits outside a butcher in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)
            
              Belenenses' Diogo Calila vies for the ball with Benfica's Alejandro Grimaldo, right, during the Portuguese Primeira Liga soccer match between Belenenses SAD and SL Benfica, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Belenenses SAD started the match with only nine players due to a coronavirus outbreak. Portuguese health authorities on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of Belenenses SAD. (AP Photo/Pedro Rocha)
            
              A tram conductor wearing a face mask drives along a street in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)
            
              Belenenses' players gather together on the pitch at the start of the Portuguese Primeira Liga soccer match between Belenenses SAD and SL Benfica, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Belenenses SAD started the match with only nine players due to a coronavirus outbreak. Portuguese health authorities on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of Belenenses SAD. (AP Photo/Pedro Rocha)
            
              People wearing face masks queue to enter a bakery in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)
            
              A man wearing a face mask walks outside the SL Benfica stadium in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa. Benfica, which played Belenenses on Saturday, said that its players were tested on Monday as they normally are every week and that results were expected later in the day. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)
            
              Belenenses' Joao Monteiro, center right, a goalkeeper who had to start as a field player, leaves the pitch with goalkeeper Alvaro Ramalho at the end of the Portuguese Primeira Liga soccer match between Belenenses SAD and SL Benfica, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Belenenses SAD started the match with only nine players due to a coronavirus outbreak. Portuguese health authorities on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of Belenenses SAD. (AP Photo/Pedro Rocha)
            
              A view of one of the the National stadium sports complex soccer pitches used for training by the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD soccer club, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of Belenenses SAD. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
            
              A Portuguese Under-23 league soccer match gets underway at the National stadium in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. The stadium is the home ground of the Lisbon-based Belenenses SAD club which played there a Portuguese Primeira Liga match against Benfica Saturday starting with only nine players due to a coronavirus outbreak. Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of Belenenses SAD. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team