Sweden Keep Kulusevski And Svanberg For Euro Despite Virus Positives
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Mon 14th June 2021 | 06:20 PM
Stockholm, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jun, 2021 ) :Sweden will not call up any reserves and will instead keep Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg even though the pair have both tested positive for Covid-19, the Swedish Football Association said Monday.
"That means that none of the players from the 'reserve bubble'" will join the squad, the association said.
According to tournament rules, the team had until its first match to freely replace players in case of them being "seriously injured or ill", with confirmed Covid-19 or contact cases being included.
Last week, it was announced that both Kulusevski and Svanberg would not play in the opening game after testing positive for Covid-19.
The six reserves were striker Isaac Kiese Thelin, goalkeeper Jacob Rinne, winger Jesper Karlsson, and defenders Mattias Johansson, Niklas Hult and Joakim Nilsson.
Sweden's first game of Euro 2020 in Group E will be against Spain, who suffered similar problems when their captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for the virus and was placed in isolation earlier this month.