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Busquets, positive for covid-19, leaves the concentration of Spain

Busquets, positive for covid-19, leaves the concentration of Spain

Midfielder Sergio Busquets tested positive for covid-19, which is why he abandoned the concentration of the Spanish team for the European Championship, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) reported this Sunday in a statement.

Busquets, captain of his team, “has given a positive result in the last PCR test that has been carried out this morning” to the Spanish national team, while “the rest of the members of the concentration, have all been negative,” said the RFEF.

The captain of the Red “has abandoned the concentration in a medicalized vehicle” and must keep a quarantine of ten days, following the protocols of UEFA and the Spanish government.

“Both the workers and the close contacts of the player will remain isolated for prevention in the concentration of the national team,” added the Federation.

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The Red players will carry out individualized training sessions, maintaining isolation to prepare for the Eurocup.

The announcement of the positive of Busquets comes a week after Spain begins to compete in the continental tournament, where it is framed in group E along with Sweden, Poland and Slovakia.

Spain begins its journey in the Eurocup on June 14 against the Nordics and the Spanish coach, Luis Enrique Martínez, has until next Saturday to make changes to his team for the continental competition.

“The appropriate sports measures will be evaluated soon depending on the evolution of the captain of the national team,” said the RFEF.

“The confirmed contagion is from a single player, Busquets, but there are fears that it may have spread in the group,” said the online edition of the newspaper As this Sunday.

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– La Rojita against Lithuania –

As a precautionary measure, the Red team will not play their friendly match against Lithuania on Tuesday, which will play the U21 team in their place, under the orders of Luis de la Fuente, said the RFEF.

This second meeting of preparation for the Eurocup, after the 0-0 draw against Portugal last Friday, was emerging as the last test for the coach Luis Enrique to test players who were not before the Portuguese and make the last adjustments before starting. continental competition.

The Federation has also canceled “all communication and marketing events scheduled for tomorrow” Monday, when Luis Enrique’s press conference was scheduled prior to the match against Lithuania, as well as two advertising events with players.

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The tests were carried out this Sunday on a day of rest for the players, who could not receive the usual visits from relatives in compliance with the health protocol to maintain the health bubble.

The positive of Busquets in Spain occurs just five days after the Netherlands experienced a similar situation when its titular goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen also tested positive for covid-19.

Dutch coach Frank de Boer decided to rule out the goalkeeper for the European Championship.

“We don’t know how much it takes to get it back to 100%. I don’t want to take any risks in this regard, ”De Boer explained. . (GG) (AFP)

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