Spain Euro 2021 Squad on Crisis as Another Player Tests Positive for COVID-19

Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid 19
Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid 19

Spain squad has been hit with yet another COVID-19 test as Diego Llorente has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Leeds United Defender tested positive for Covid following Sergio Busquets, the Spanish FA has confirmed.

Spanish Captain Sergio Busquets was first to test positive for the virus after the 0-0 draw with Portugal. This news was a huge blow for the Spanish fans ahead of the Euro 2021 Tournament. Both Llorente and Busquets are set to isolate for 10 days which will rule them out of the country’s first two group fixtures against Sweden and Poland.

With that result, the Spanish U-21 squad stepped in to play the final warm-up game against Lithuania that was supposed to be played by the Spanish senior squad. The Spanish U-21 beat Lithuania 4-0.

Spanish football federation president has said that there will be more COVID-19 cases in the squad. The Spanish FA has not said whether Busquets or Llorente would be cut from the squad. But coach Luis Enrique has already called up six players for the training.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Raul Albiol, Carlos Soler, Brais Mendez, Pablo Fornals, and Rodrigo Moreno are the player called by coach Enrique so they could be called upon for the Euro tournament if needed. And also several under 21 players who played against Lithuania would be asked to remain in Madrid to join the bubble. While the senior squad will follow Covid safety protocols while training.

Along with Spanish players, two Swedish players also tested positive for Covid on Tuesday. Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski and Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg were tested positive for Covid-19.

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