ALL of Spain's Euro 2020 squad test negative for Covid-19

ALL of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad test negative for Covid-19 in major boost for Luis Enrique just four days before Sweden clash… after his pre-tournament plans were thrown into disarray by Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente contracting coronavirus

  • Spain squad have been in isolation after two players tested positive
  • All 26 members of Luis Enrique’s squad have now returned negative tests
  • Spain kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden on June 14 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Spain have received a much-needed boost on the eve of Euro 2020 with the news that all 26 members of Luis Enrique’s squad have returned negative Covid-19 PCR tests.

Enrique’s plans were thrown into disarray at the weekend with captain Sergio Busquets testing positive and the entire squad put into isolation.

This meant that Spain’s Under-21 squad had to fulfil the senior side’s friendly with Lithuania on Tuesday night, while there was a further setback on Wednesday when Leeds defender Diego Llorente returned a positive.

Spain manager Luis Enrique takes training earlier this week ahead of the start of Euro 2020

Leeds defender Diego Llorente has now returned two negative tests and is fit to train

But there was finally some good news on Thursday, with the whole squad returning negative tests. Busquets and Llorente have returned two negative tests each, permitting them to resume training.

The news comes just four days before Spain’s opener against Sweden, and will allow Enrique to step up their preparations as he looks to make up for lost time.

It was revealed on Wednesday that Spain’s health minister had permitted the army to vaccinate Enrique and his squad ahead of the Euros, with all of their group fixtures set to take place in Seville against Sweden, Poland and Slovakia.

Enrique sprang a surprise when naming his squad by naming no Real Madrid players, with their captain and 2010 World Cup winner Sergio Ramos the most notable absentee. 

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