(Reuters) – Spain captain Sergio Busquets has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the nationwide staff introduced on Sunday eight days earlier than their first match at Euro 2020.
The optimistic take a look at has thrown their event preparations into chaos with the staff compelled to tug out of Tuesday’s warm-up pleasant towards Lithuania.
The Spanish soccer federation stated in a press release on the nationwide staff’s web site that 32-year-old Barcelona midfielder Busquets had examined optimistic on Sunday and had left the camp.
The remainder of the squad had examined unfavorable however Busquets and his contacts would stay remoted.
Spain’s pleasant towards Lithuania will now be performed by their under-21 squad, the assertion stated, with the federation providing refunds to those that had purchased tickets and didn’t need to go and reductions to those that nonetheless needed to attend.
Spain start their Euro 2020 marketing campaign towards Sweden in Seville on June 14 earlier than taking part in Group E fixtures towards Poland on June 19 and Slovakia 4 days later.
(Reporting by Toby Davis; Modifying by Ken Ferris)