Two Swedish players have tested positive for Covid-19 within a week of the start of the Euro. They are winger Dejan Kulusevski and midfielder Mattias Svanberg.
After Dejan Kulusevski tested positive, the players were tested again and “when the answers arrived it turned out that Mattias Svanberg’s test was positive”, underlined the federation. She specifies that the Bologna player has been placed in solitary confinement.
Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski “will not be available for the match against Spaincoach Janne Andersson said earlier at a press conference. He hopes that Kulusevski will be able to return to the squad afterwards.
The stress of contagion
The Nordic selection will now experience the stress of a larger contagion, a dark scenario of a Euro already postponed for a year and organized while the pandemic continues in Europe. According to the official rules, if a team is partially placed in quarantine or isolation, the match will be played as planned if it “has at least thirteen players, including a goalkeeper”.
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