The Spanish Football Federation announced on Monday that Barcelona’s midfielder Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus.
The Spanish international contracted the respiratory disease during his presence in Spain’s camp as the national team gear up for partaking in Euro 2020.
Here’s the official statement:
“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.”
“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 medicalized vehicle.”
“Both the workers 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 activated, maintaining the isolation, to continue with the preparation of the Euros.”
Spain were due to play their final warm-up game before the Euros on Tuesday against Lithuania but the Under-21s will now play the fixture under the guidance of coach Luis De la Fuente. Luis Enrique’s side start their tournament on June 14 vs. Sweden.