Spain captain Sergio Busquets tests positive for coronavirus just EIGHT days away from their opening match for Euro 2020… with the Under-21s now playing against Lithuania in Tuesday’s friendly
Preparations for Spain’s Euro 2020 have been made after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.
The Barcelona midfielder led the team in a friendly against Portugal on Friday but contracted the virus over the weekend and is now entering a period of self-isolation.
The rest of the squad all tested negative, but the players and staff who were in close contact with the 32-year-old must also be quarantined.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Euro 2020
The 32-year-old led his country against Portugal on Friday, but now has to self-isolate
Spain, which opens their European Championship campaign against Sweden next Monday, will play their last friendly against Lithuania on Tuesday.
The match is still going on, but under-21 manager Luis De la Fuente will take charge and use players from his roster.
A statement from the Royal Spanish Football Federation said: “The RFEF regrets to announce that its captain Sergio Busquets has given a positive result in the latest PCR test conducted this morning on the national team in Las Rozas.
As a result of Busquets’ positive test, the Spanish under-21s will now play against Lithuania Lithuania on Tuesday
“The rest of the members have all tested negative.
“Both the workers and the player’s close contacts will remain isolated for prevention and personalized training routines will be activated to maintain isolation to continue preparing for the European Championship.
“As for the second friendly against Lithuania, which will be played under the direction of Luis De La Fuente and with members of the under-21 national team.”