Spain Hit With Another Positive COVID-19 Test Ahead Of European Championship
Spain have been hit with another COVID-19 positive test, with Leeds United’s Diego Llorente following Sergio Busquets in contracting the virus.
Skipper Busquets tested positive on Sunday – a day after the 0-0 draw with Portugal – meaning the rest of the squad and coaching staff needed to follow protocol and self-isolate.
But worryingly, La Roja’s place in Euro 2020 is in major doubt after the confederation confirmed that Llorente had also tested positive and was forced to leave their training camp in a medicalised vehicle last night.
:rotating_light: COMUNICADO OFICIAL ‘ Diego Llorente
La RFEF lamenta comunicar que el futbolista internacional Diego Llorente ha resultado positivo en los últimos test PCR realizados esta mañana en la concentración de la Selección en Las Rozas.
– Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 8, 2021
His PCR test was carried out on Tuesday morning at La Rozas.
“The RFEF regrets to announce that the central defender Diego Llorente has tested positive in the last PCR tests carried out this morning at the concentration of the national team in Las Rozas,” a statement from the RFEF on Tuesday night said.
“The footballer will leave tonight the concentration of the national team in a medicalized vehicle, following all the established health protocols.
“The concentration of the National Team will continue with all the work routines established in COVID 19 situations. Personalized training will be maintained to continue with the preparation of the European.
“For their part, the training sessions in Las Rozas for the players in the parallel bubble will continue this Wednesday at 11:00 am under the command of Luis Enrique in response to the setbacks suffered in recent days.”
All other players have tested negative but RFEF president Luis Rubiales thinks there will be more positive tests due to other players coming into close contact with Busquets and Llorente.
“We have one positive case, there could well be more positive cases, it’s probable there will be. But these players here deserve respect, as does the badge on their shirt.,” Rubiables said, as per ESPN.