Croatia’s Ivan Perisic is RULED OUT of Euro 2020 last-16 clash against Spain due to testing positive for Covid… just days on from playing Scotland – whose team all tested negative after Billy Gilmour contracted Covid
- Croatia will not have Ivan Perisic available for Spain after he contracted Covid-19
- The winger has now been ruled out of last-16 clash and will go into isolation
- Perisic is a key player for Croatia and scored in their win over Scotland to qualify
- Croatia said in a statement their squad and staff have all tested negative
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Ivan Perisic has tested positive for Covid-19, the Croatian Football Federation announced on Saturday evening.
Inter Milan winger Perisic scored in the 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday night, which secured a place in the last 16 as runners-up to England in Group D.
The 32-year-old’s positive test comes just days after facing Scotland, who had all tested negative after Billy Gilmour’s positive test had caused a scare in the camp.
Ivan Perisic has been ruled out of Croatia’s game with Spain after testing positive for Covid-19
The winger scored in Croatia’s victory over Scotland to help them progress to the next stage
Perisic will now spend 10 days in self-isolation, and so will not be available for Monday’s match against Spain in Copenhagen.
The Croatian Football Federation said all of the other players, staff and members of the delegation had tested negative.
A statement on the CFF’s website read: ‘During Saturday evening, Croatian Football Federation received the results of regular testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which showed that player Ivan Perisic has tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Perisic played Scotland just days ago after they had all tested negative following Billy Gilmour’s positive test
Gilmour was unavailable to play Croatia and forced England duo Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount into isolation after coming into close contact with them following 0-0 draw at Wembley
‘Medical staff isolated Ivan from the other members of the national team and immediately and thoroughly informed competent epidemiological authorities about the situation, providing evidence of complying with all the necessary measures aimed at protection against the spread of coronavirus.
‘Perisic will spend 10 days in self-isolation and during that period will not participate at the matches of the Croatian national team.
‘All other players, staff and delegation members tested negative.
‘National team will be travelling from Pula on Sunday 27 June with a charter flight to Copenhagen, where it plays a round-of-16 match of the UEFA EURO 2020 against Spain on Monday.’
Perisic’s unavailability will come as a huge blow for Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic (left)
Croatia said in a statement the rest of their squad however has tested negative for coronavirus
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