Spain’s Euro 2020 preparations have been jeopardized after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus just eight days before the match.
On Friday, June 4, the Barcelona midfielder captained the team in a friendly against Portugal, but he got the illness over the weekend and will now be placed in self-isolation.
The rest of the team tested negative, but those who had intimate contact with the 32-year-old must be quarantined as well.
Spain will play Lithuania in their final friendly on Tuesday before beginning their European Championship campaign against Sweden on Monday.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation in a statement said: “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 on the national team in Las Rozas.
The rest of the members have all tested negative.
Both the workers and the close contacts of the player will remain isolated for prevention and personalised training routines will be activated, maintaining the isolation, to continue with the preparation for the Euros.
Regarding the second friendly match against Lithuania, it will be held under the direction of Luis De La Fuente and with members of the under-21 national team.“