The Spanish national football team announced the recall of 5 additional players to participate in a parallel training camp, after captain Sergio Busquets was infected with the Corona virus at the weekend, and the under-21 team players are being prepared for Euro 2020 in case the virus had spread in the first team.
The five players – Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds United), Pablo Fornals (West Ham United), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Brice Mendes (Celta Vigo) and Raul Albiol (Villarreal) – will not be staying at Spain’s training base in Las Rosas or taking part in the preparations of the rest of the squad. for the European Championship; The team is currently undergoing a period of isolation.
Spain will face its rival Lithuania in a friendly match on Tuesday with the under-21 team, which has just finished its participation in the European Championship for this age group; Where it reached the semi-finals.
“After the Lithuania match, we will include a small group of players – to be determined later – to training in a similar way to this new group. Their inclusion in the European Championship squad will depend on the results that will appear in the next few days,” the officials added.
Spain will face Sweden in the opening group E campaign next Monday.
It is noteworthy that the European Championship 2020 was scheduled to be held last year and was postponed due to the Corona pandemic.