Spain’s Euro 2020 opener against Sweden on June 14 has been put in doubt after the entire squad were forced to quarantine this week. David de Gea, a regular in Luis Enrique’s squad, is one of 24 players currently isolating as they await PCR results.
Sergio Busquets is the only player to test positive for Covid-19, according to the Guardian, but the result has ‘thrown Spain’s preparations into chaos‘.
Spain will face Sweden in their first game, due to commence on June 14 in Seville, but their involvement in the tournament now relies on negative results from all players in daily tests.
The report claims that the Spanish players are not vaccinated and only Sergio Busquets has tested positive as of Sunday, but the federation are complying with UEFA’s Covid-19 protocol. Group training will now reportedly be replaced by individual work as they face an anxious wait over their Euro 2020 fate.
Luis Enrique’s side were due to face Lithuania in a final warm-up game but a makeshift side consisting of youth players from different levels will now play instead, a huge blow to David de Gea’s attempts at impressing the manager.
The United goalkeeper has not been involved in any of Spain’s last nine games, with Athletic Club’s Unai Simon now the recognized number one between the sticks.
Should testing reveal additional spread in the squad, La Roja’s Euro 2020 campaign will be thrown into real doubt.