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Spain call up four extra players to training after COVID-19 positive

Mon 07 June 2021 | 19:38

Four players will be added to Spain's training bubble less than a week before their Euro 2020 opener against Sweden after Sergio Busquets tested positive for COVID-19.

Rodrigo Moreno

,

Pablo Fornals

,

Carlos Soler

, and

Brais Mendez

are the four players who have been called up to take part in a parallel training bubble following

captain Sergio Busquets’ positive COVID-19 test on Sunday

.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) revealed on Sunday that captain

Busquets

had tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the entire squad to go into isolation.

With the senior squad in isolation, Spain will have to play with the Under-21 team in a friendly against

Lithuania

on Tuesday.

The RFEF has now announced that

Leeds United

forward

Moreno

,

West Ham

midfielder

Fornals

,

Valencia

midfielder

Soler

and

Celta Vigo

midfielder

Mendez

will enter the bubble on Tuesday.

An RFEF statement said:

"In anticipation of the possible consequences that Sergio Busquets' positive could bring, the coaching staff has decided to incorporate a group of footballers to complete training during the next few days under Luis Enrique's orders within a parallel bubble.

"In this sense, tomorrow [Tuesday] the players Rodrigo Moreno, Pablo Fornals, Carlos Soler, and Brais Mendez will join the sessions in Las Rozas.

"In addition, once the game against Lithuania is over, a small group of footballers yet to be confirmed will join the training sessions of the senior team under the same conditions as the previous ones.

"They will train at different times and will not mix in any case with the summoned.

"The players invited to the training sessions will remain outside the Ciudad del Futbol bubble and will go daily to Las Rozas after having passed the relevant daily tests before their arrival and during their stay.

"Their definitive incorporation to the Euro 2020 list will be evaluated based on the results obtained in the coming days."


source: SportMob