After the positive Covid tests of Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente, the Spanish selection for the Euro was vaccinated this Friday, three days before his entry into contention against Sweden.
Spain’s players were vaccinated this Friday morning against Covid-19, announced the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) three days before Roja’s first match at the Euro against Sweden.
The players “have received or completed their vaccination against Covid-19,” said the RFEF in a statement posted on Twitter and accompanied by photos of players receiving their dose of vaccine.
Spanish soldiers came to the selection training center in Las Rozas, near Madrid, to carry out the injections, as urgently decided by the Spanish government, following the announcement of the positive case of the captain of the Sergio Busquets team last Sunday.
Some players received the Janssen single-dose vaccine while those who had already received a first dose completed their vaccination with a second injection of Pfizer, according to the Spanish press.
Diego Llorente positive then negative
After Busquets, who is “asymptomatic” according to Luis Enrique but must finish observing a ten-day quarantine which will deprive him of the match against Sweden, a second player, Diego Llorente, has tested positive, but his confirmatory PCR tests have been negative and he could resume training this Friday afternoon.
Thursday, coach Luis Enrique decided to confirm Busquets in his list of 26 players that he can change until the first match in the event of “serious injury or illness”, medically certified.
Euro regulations provide that a match can be held if the coaches, who have been able to call up to 26 players for the tournament, have “at least thirteen (valid) players, including a goalkeeper”.