2nd Covid positive sends jitters through Spain team ahead of Euros

Madrid, Jun 8 (EFE).- A second positive Covid-19 among Spain’s players has added to the team’s woes just days before Euro2020 kicks off.

Central defender Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid-19 and left the training camp to enter isolation, according to Spain’s football association early Wednesday.

The remaining 22 players in the squad were given the all clear.

The news comes just days after defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets tested positive, prompting manager Luis Enrique to alter his training program, replacing group exercises with individual training.

The head coach created a parallel bubble of reserve players in case the Covid-19 cases spread in the first team.

He also had to field a squad composed largely of Spain’s under-21s for the team’s friendly against Lithuania on Tuesday evening.

The youngsters went on to win 4-0.

Enrique has until the day of Spain’s Euro2020 debut match against Sweden on June 14 to decide whether he swaps Busquets and Llorente out of the squad. EFE


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