Spain skipper Sergio Busquets has tested positive for COVID-19 five days prior to the commencement of the 2020 European Championship.
Busquets is likely to miss the first two games of the Euros.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed the news on Sunday.
The 32-year-old midfielder has since left their Las Rozas training camp after testing positive for the deadly virus.
The RFEF statement reads: “The Federation’s medical services have adopted all the necessary measures in a case of these characteristics in accordance with the protocols established by both the Ministry of Health and Uefa so that the footballer has abandoned the concentration in a medical vehicle.
“Both the employees and the close contacts of the player will remain isolated for prevention in the concentration of the National Team and personalized training routines will be undertaken, maintaining the isolation, to continue with the preparation of the Euros.”
This prestigious tournament is set to start on the 11th of June to the 11th of July 2021.
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By FARPost Reporter