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Euro 2020 LIVE – Latest updates ahead of huge summer of football

Euro 2020 LIVE – Latest updates ahead of huge summer of football

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Spain’s Euro 2020 preparations have been hit after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus.

The Barcelona midfielder led the team in a friendly against Portugal on Friday but contracted the virus over the weekend and will now enter a period of self-isolation.

The rest of the squad all tested negative, but the players and staff who were in close contact with the 32-year-old must also quarantine.

Spain’s first game will still go ahead, but Under-21s manager Luis De la Fuente will take charge and use players from his squad.

In England news, Marcus Rashford has described the feeling of captaining England for the first time as ‘unexplainable’.

Rashford wore the armband as England beat Romania 1-0 at The Riverside in their final warm up game ahead of Euro 2020, with the attacker marking the occasion by scoring the only goal from the penalty spot.

Rashford wrote on Twitter: “I’ve always been in the mindset that you don’t need an armband to be a leader on the pitch but I can’t lie, this feeling is unexplainable. Thank you England what an honour.”

Elsewhere, Kevin De Bruyne will be fit to play for Belgium at Euro 2020, according to boss Roberto Martinez.

The attacking midfielder’s participation looked doubtful, after being forced off in the Champions League final having been body checked by Antonio Rudiger.

De Bruyne, 29, suffered an orbital fracture to his left eye socket and was in tears as he exited the pitch.

Martinez, 47, said: “The operation took place on Sunday and it went well. He will join the group on Monday and will be with us for the Euros.”



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