According to a recent press release, the Spain National Team suffered a Covid-positive case right before the start of the Euro 2021.
The Spain National Team just released some awful news, one of their players just tested positive for Covid-19. After the announcement was made, UEFA granted the Spanish Football Federation a total of 48 hours to find this player’s replacement. The man in question is Sergio Busquets, who will miss the tournament. Also, every other member of the squad tested negative in the most recent round of testing but they will isolate themselves for the rest of the week.
Spain was about to face Lithuania in another friendly match but this won’t happen for obvious reasons. Instead, the under-21 squad will play this match as replacements of all the senior squad players. As far as we know, Sergio Busquets hasn’t presented any symptoms but he will be closely watched over in case anything happens. This new development still doesn’t jeopardize Spain’s involvement in the tournament unless something catastrophic happens.
Spain still plans to play the Euros this summer.
In the press release published on the Spanish Football Federation’s website, this is what they said about Busquets: “The RFEF is sorry to communicate that captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest PCR round of tests. This was conducted in the morning during the camp in Las Rozas. As far as the rest of the squad members is concerned, they all tested negative.
“The federation’s medical services adopted all the proper protocol measures in order to comply with the Spanish Government and UEFA. Meaning that the player left the camp inside an ambulance. All workers and close contacts the player recently had will remain in isolation as a safety measure for the National Team. All the protocol routines have been activated for all the players to train alone while the isolation period passes. So far, the preparations for the Euros will continue.”