Dejan Kulusevski e Mattias Svanberg of Sweden tested positive for Covid 19. While in Europe we travel towards reopening, with the contagion curve decreasing and the percentage of vaccinated people growing, the European football championship is shaking once again, scheduled for 2020 and postponed to 2021 for the pandemic, but which has already had major defections even before starting. After the positivity of the Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and that of the Spaniard Sergio Busquets, it was the turn of the Juventus midfielder and his colleague in the department of Bologna to be positive at Covid. Both would have contracted the virus after 29 May, the day when the rest period granted by coach Andersson to his players began. Once Kulusevski’s positivity was found, all the players were again subjected to a swab which showed the second positivity. Both the Juventus and Bologna players were placed in solitary confinement and did not travel with the rest of the team to Gothenburg.
It will not be replaced
“Dejan will not play against Spain” announced at a press conference the Swedish coach, who also ruled out for the moment the desire to replace the player, a possible option for Covid until the dispute of the first match: “Obviously he is saddened, but the “I felt the same load and convinced. We will follow the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency, which recommends isolation at home for seven days, two of which without symptoms. We hope for a light viral load and that he will recover as quickly as possible possible. But we are talking about at least a week off “.
On Monday 14 June, the most risky match of the European Championship is scheduled: on the one hand, Busquets’ Spain, which carries with it the uncertainties deriving from the lack of vaccination of the players involved in the continental review, unlike those committed to the Olympics. On the other hand, Sweden could turn into a cluster, even if the Swedish medical staff reassured us: “We checked his contacts, they were minimal since there was a vacation period. In any case we have the list of all those who have had anything to do with him on the bus or in the hotel “. In Sweden, the players have not been vaccinated so as not to override the waiting citizens: “The Swedish national team and UEFA have no possibility to create priorities in the vaccination queue, but the players must wait their own time according to the schedule established by FHM – Andersson explained -. It’s not fair to be vaccinated before everyone else. “