Spain’s players ‘will be vaccinated by the army’ ahead of their Euro 2020 opener.
after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente’s positive COVID-19 tests put Luis Enrique’s
side into isolation’
Spain were forced to field an U21 side in their friendly against Lithuania, which they
won 4-0. But the country’s Ministry of Health has now approved proposals to give the
first-team stars vaccinations.
It has not been confirmed which vaccine the players will receive, how many doses will be
required or when they will be distributed.
According to ESPN, the decision came after pressure from the Spanish football
They had reportedly been asking for players to be vaccinated for the last
two months with the country’s Olympic athletes having already received it.
The squad has remained in quarantine with players training separately at their base in
Madrid. Six senior players – Kepa Arrizabalaga, Raul Albiol, Brais Mendez, Pablo Fornals,
Rodrigo Moreno and Carlos Soler – have been called up to train in a parallel bubble
should multiple replacements be required.
The Spanish FA also said that a number of the Under-21 players will remain in Madrid
following their victory over Lithuania.
Following their game with Sweden on June 14, Spain will face Poland and Slovakia in
their remaining Group E matches.