Euro 2020: Spain Captain Sergio Busquets Tests Positive For COVID-19
Madrid: Sergio Busquets has tested positive for COVID-19, announced the country’s football federation (RFEF) on Sunday.
In a statement, the RFEF said Spain captain Busquets, 32, tested positive earlier on Sunday, with the rest of the squad all testing negative.
“The RFEF regrets to announce that its captain Sergio Busquets has given a positive result in the last PCR test that was carried out this morning at the concentration of the national team in Las Rozas. The rest of the members of the concentration have all tested negative,” Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said in an official statement.
The RFEF added that those who have been in close contact with Barcelona midfielder Busquets “will remain isolated” as a preventative measure.
The squad will carry out individual training programmes in the build-up to the Euro 2020, which begins on Friday.
Spain’s first match is against Sweden on June 14 and coach Luis Enrique has until Saturday to make changes to his squad ahead of their opening fixture in Seville.
Busquets has played over 120 times for Spain and helped his country to triumphs at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. He has also won eight Spanish league titles and three Champions Leagues with Barcelona, as well as a host of other trophies.