Spain Captain Sergio Busquets Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Spain Captain Sergio Busquets Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus. Credit: Instagram

Spain Captain Sergio Busquets Tests Positive For Coronavirus.

In shock news Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for the potentially deadly coronavirus.

Sergio tested positive for the potentially deadly virus on Sunday, luckily though the rest of the squad have all tested negative. This news comes at a bad time as Spain is prepping for Euro 2020.

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The midfielder for Barcelona played in a friendly match against Portugal on Friday but he is believed to have contracted the virus during the weekend. Sergio will now have to undergo a period of self-isolation.

Fortunately, the rest of the football squad have received negative results for their COVID 19 tests. But staff and players who have been close contact with Sergio also obviously have to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation spoke about the shocking news and commented that: ‘The RFEF regrets to announce that its captain Sergio Busquets has given a positive result in the last PCR test that was carried out this morning on the national team in Las Rozas.


‘The rest of the members have all tested negative.

‘Both the workers and the close contacts of the player will remain isolated for prevention and personalised training routines will be activated, maintaining the isolation, to continue with the preparation for the Euros.

‘Regarding the second friendly match against Lithuania, it will be held under the direction of Luis De La Fuente and with members of the under-21 national team.’



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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