Six days before their entry into the Euro against Spain, Sweden has had bad news. Juventus striker Dejan Kulusevski tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and is already forfeited for the first game against Spain.
Thunderclap for the Swedish selection. Six days before its entry on the scene at the Euro (June 11-July 11), Sweden loses one of its best elements with Dejan Kulusevski. The Juventus striker tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
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The 21-year-old striker is placed in minimum isolation for the next seven days and is already forfeited for the first meeting against Spain (June 14, in Seville), also amputated by the loss of Sergio Busquets, also tested positive for the virus. No other member of the Swedish squad and delegation has tested positive so far and the rest of the team should not be placed in solitary confinement.
Sweden’s first opponent, Spain had to review its plans after Sergio Busquets tested positive. The preparation match against Lithuania will not be able to take place as planned, this Tuesday in Leganés (8:45 p.m.). The match is well maintained at the same time, but the players of Luis Enrique will be replaced by a selection Espoirs.
After Ibrahimovic, another big loss in attack
With Dejan Kulusevski’s withdrawal for the first match of the competition, Sweden finds itself seriously upset in attack after having already lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic, deprived of Euro due to an injury at the end of the championship with AC Milan.
The Juventus striker is one of the cornerstones of this Swedish selection and represents a major forfeit. The former resident of Parma will now hope to return as soon as possible when he is already removed for the next seven days.
Dejan Kulusevski will have to wait to be tested negative for Covid-19 and to show no more symptoms for two days to be able to resume competition while Sweden has decided to keep him anyway, in the hope that he can participate in the next Euro matches. In the second meeting, Sweden will face Slovakia on June 18.