Sweden Euro squad tightens Covid measures after two cases

Sweden’s Euro 2020 team will undergo more stringent Covid procedures after 2 gamers, star forward Dejan Kulusevski and midfielder Mattias Svanberg evaluated favorable, the Swedish FA stated Wednesday.

“Since two players have now tested postiive a meeting was held on Tuesday evening with the medical team and team coaches where different measures were discussed to limit the risk of a spread of the infection,” the association stated in a declaration released late Tuesday.

A series of procedures were embraced, consisting of day-to-day antigen tests and an increased variety of PCR tests, and indoor conferences will be kept in smaller sized groups and in the greatest spaces readily available.

Time frame will likewise be set on gamers getting treatment with sessions to be held outdoors if possible.

The team, which currently lost its star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury simply weeks prior to the start of the competition, wishes to prevent a more spread of the infection with less than a week to precede its opening match on Monday versus Spain.

Juventus midfielder Kulusevski, who was the very first gamer to evaluate favorable, will need to remain the Spain match, while a 2nd test outcome is still pending to validate Svanberg’s infection.

Coach Janne Andersson stated he hoped Kulusevski would recuperate in time for the group’s 2nd match on June 18 versus Slovakia.

According to UEFA guidelines, if a group is partly positioned in quarantine or seclusion, the match can go on as long as the group has at least 13 gamers consisting of a goalkeeper.

UEFA can likewise reschedule a match within two days, or move it.

If none of those choices are possible, the group accountable for the cancellation of the match will be handed a 3-0 defeat.

Sweden does not prepare to immunize its gamers for the Euro.

“It’s not fair that we would be vaccinated before everyone else,” coach Janne Andersson stated Tuesday, describing Sweden’s continuous method of immunizing individuals by coming down age classifications.

“I think it’s good that old and sick people go first,” group medical professional Anders Valentin included.

Up until now just 2 gamers are completely immunized, one has actually gotten a very first dosage and numerous others have antibodies.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.