Croatia Vs Spain: Perisic Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ivan Perisic will be missing in action on Monday when Croatia takes on Spain in Euro 2020 last-16 tie after the Inter Milan winger tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

Perisic’s tournament looks to be over as he must isolate for 10 days and would therefore miss the quarter-finals and semi-finals should Croatia make it that far.

“During Saturday evening, (the) 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,” the Croatian football federation said in a statement.

“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.”

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The rest of the Croatian squad and backroom staff have tested negative.

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