Spain’s Euro 2020 crew is to be immunized against COVID-19 only days before the beginning of the competition, the Health Minister Carolina Darias said Wednesday after two players tried positive.
“We will immunize every one of the major parts in the Spanish crew” with the (two portion) Pfizer immunization regulated by “the military”, Darias told a public interview.
The declaration of this extra measure against the infection came after the group’s administration said it had set up a “equal” crew of 17 stores who may need to play if contaminations spread among its players.
The abrupt choice came after Spain safeguard Diego Llorente turned into the subsequent player to test positive for Covid-19 short-term, after the equivalent occurred with skipper Sergio Busquets on Sunday.
Since Sunday, Spain’s whole Euro crew has been in seclusion.
In an articulation on its site, the Spanish football alliance (RFEF) said it was setting up a “equal air pocket” and had brought in 11 players to join six reinforcements who were at that point going about as cover for the Covid hit first crew.
Spain are because of open their Euro crusade on Monday, playing Sweden in Group E in the southern city of Seville.
Sweden’s Euro 2020 crew has likewise been hit by contaminations, with two players, star forward Dejan Kulusevski and midfielder Mattias Svanberg, testing positive, its alliance said Tuesday.
“The training staff of Spain’s public group have chosen 11 internationals at first called up for the match against Lithuania will remain part of the senior public group,” it said.
The 11 rookies were essential for an Under-21 group that pounded Lithuania 4-0 on Tuesday evening in Spain’s last warm-up match.
“This gathering of internationals will join their partners… inside an equal air pocket, made fully expecting the potential outcomes that could result from the positives of Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente.”
The players are Alvaro Fernandez, Oscar Mingueza, Marc Cucurella, Bryan Gil, Juan Miranda, Gonzalo Villar, Alejandro Pozo, Brahim Diaz, Martin Zubimendi, Yeremy Pino and Javi Puado.
They join six players previously drafted in by mentor Luis Enrique as protection against additional positives among his crew: Rodrigo Moreno, Pablo Fornals, Carlos Soler, Brais Mendez, Raul Albiol and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The 17 stores in their different air pocket will have no contact with the fundamental Euro 2020 crew.
Spain are likewise planned to play Poland and Slovakia in Group E, with all their gathering stage matches at the Cartuja arena in Seville.
Spain reinforcement crew
Alvaro Fernandez (Huesca), Oscar Mingueza (Barcelona), Marc Cucurella (Getafe), Bryan Gil (Eibar), Juan Miranda (Betis), Gonzalo Villar (Roma/ITA), Alejandro Pozo (Eibar), Brahim Diaz (AC Milan/ITA), Martin Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Javi Puado (Espanyol), Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds/ENG), Pablo Fornals (West Ham/ENG), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Brais Mendez (Celta Vigo), Raul Albiol (Villarreal), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea/ENG)