Spain Euro 2020 preparations hit as Busquets tests positive

MADRID — Spain’s preparations for the European Championship have taken a hit after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday.

The Spanish soccer federation said Busquets has left the team’s training camp in Madrid, and everyone else in close contact with the Barcelona player has been put in isolation as per UEFA and local health safety protocols.

All other players in the squad tested negative for COVID-19, the federation said.

Personalized practice routines will be put into place so health safety protocols can be observed as the team continues its preparations for Euro 2020. Spain is set to play its first match on June 14 against Sweden in Seville.

Spain’s final warm-up match against Lithuania on Tuesday will be played with under-21 players, and under-21 squad coach Luis de la Fuente will be in charge. The federation said it will fully refund fans if they don’t wish to attend.

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