Spain’s players are being vaccinated by the military ahead of their Euro 2020 opener

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Spain’s players ‘will be vaccinated by the military’ ahead of their Euro 2020 opener… after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente’s positive Covid tests put Luis Enrique’s side in isolation

The Spanish squad will be vaccinated by the military ahead of their Euro 2020 opener with Sweden after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid-19.

Luis Enrique’s squad was forced into isolation after Busquets tested positive on Sunday and Llorente became the second player to test positive on Tuesday.

Spain had to include a U21 side in their friendly against Lithuania, which they won 4-0. But the country’s health ministry has now approved proposals to give the first team’s star vaccinations.

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Spain's squad will be vaccinated by the military ahead of their Euro 2020 opener with Sweden

Spain's squad will be vaccinated by the military ahead of their Euro 2020 opener with Sweden

Spain’s squad will be vaccinated by the military ahead of their Euro 2020 opener with Sweden

Sergio Busquets tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday

Sergio Busquets tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday

Diego Llorente became the second player to test positive on Tuesday

Diego Llorente became the second player to test positive on Tuesday

Sergio Busquets (left) and Diego Llorente (right) both tested positive for Covid-19

It has not been confirmed which vaccine players will receive, how many doses will be needed or when they will be distributed.

according to ESPN“The decision came under pressure from the Spanish Football Association.

They had reportedly asked for players to be vaccinated for the past two months, while the country’s Olympic athletes had already received it.

Luis Enrique's side was forced to go into isolation after Busquets' positive test

Luis Enrique's side was forced to go into isolation after Busquets' positive test

Luis Enrique’s side was forced to go into isolation after Busquets’ positive test

The squad has remained in quarantine with players training separately at their base in Madrid.

Six senior players – Kepa Arrizabalaga, Raul Albiol, Brais Mendez, Pablo Fornals, Rodrigo Moreno and Carlos Soler – have been called up to train in a parallel bubble if multiple substitutions are needed.

The Spanish FA also said a number of under-21 players will remain in Madrid after their win over Lithuania.

After their match with Sweden on June 14, Spain will face Poland and Slovakia in their remaining matches in Group E.

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