FACTBOX-Soccer players will miss Euro 2020 matches due to COVID-19

The European Championship kicked off on Friday with many participating nations still struggling with new COVID-19 infections and some unvaccinated players.

Here are the players affected by COVID-19: NETHERLANDS

* Jasper Cillessen – tested positive on May 28 The Netherlands left the first-choice goalkeeper out of their squad after testing positive with coach Frank de Boer not ready to risk the time he needs to recover.

PORTUGAL * Joao Cancelo – tested positive on June 12

The Portuguese defender has been banned from Euro 2020 after testing positive and will be replaced by Diogo Dalot ahead of the tournament’s opening game against Hungary on Tuesday. RUSSIA

* Andrei Mostovoy – tested positive on June 11 Russia replaced midfielder Andrei Mostovoy with defender Roman Yevgenyev in his squad after the latest coronavirus test of the former returned with “unfavorable results”.

SPAIN * Sergio Busquets – tested positive on June 6

* Diego Llorente – tested positive on June 9 Captain Sergio Busquets tested positive eight days before his first Euro 2020 game and is expected to miss Spain’s opener against Sweden on Monday.

Defender Diego Llorente tested positive five days before Spain’s Euro 2020 opener. However, he was set to return to the team’s training camp after testing negative in two more rounds of tests. There were indications that he had returned a false positive.

SWEDEN * Dejan Kulusevski – tested positive on June 8

* Mattias Svanberg – tested positive on 8 June Swedish midfielders Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg will miss the opener against Spain.

After the first of the two players returned a positive test, Sweden head coach Janne Andersson said no reservations would be called as he was hoping Kulusevski would be able to rejoin the team after the game. opening of Group E.

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