Spain hand debuts to 10 gamers amid Covid disaster


Spain hand debuts to 10 gamers in opposition to Lithuania

Spain have been compelled handy debuts to 10 gamers for his or her pleasant conflict in opposition to Lithuania this night. Coronavirus issues meant that all the senior squad was out of motion simply 3 days forward of Euro 2020 starting.

As a result of this, La Furia Roja have fielded their under-21 facet, who’re recent off the again of European Championships disappointment having misplaced 1-0 to Portugal on the semi-final stage.

Of those gamers, solely Bryan Gil has made an look for the senior facet earlier than, which means that ten gamers (and any that come off the bench) can be making their debuts for his or her nationwide facet.

Busquets sends squad into isolation

The explanation for this precaution was Sergio Busquet’s optimistic COVID check end result on Sunday, which meant that all the first-team squad was compelled to isolate. It isn’t but identified whether or not any additional optimistic outcomes have since appeared, though a submit on the Nationwide facet’s official web site famous that every one examined adverse on Sunday.

What this implies for Spain’s European Championships stays to be seen. They’re attributable to play Sweden of their opening Group E fixture on 14th June, lower than per week from now.

While Sergio Busquets, nationwide group captain in Sergio Ramos’ absence, will certainly miss the opening fixture no less than, the repercussions could but be much more extreme if extra gamers check optimistic.

The Spanish federation have additionally agreed to refund match-goers for the sport in opposition to Lithuania utterly in the event that they determine to not go, or by 20% in the event that they determine to look at the U21 facet anyway.

Learn extra:

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