One positive for Covid-19 and seven absent in a friendly match against Netherlands

One positive for Covid-19 and seven absent in a friendly match against Netherlands

Scotland have chosen to do so without six additional players as a precaution after the positive case of John Fleck, for the first two friendlies (against the Netherlands this Wednesday, 8:45 pm) that the selection should be removed from the ‘Euro’. Must play first. (June 11 – July 11).

The Scottish selection holds its breath, and crosses its fingers, hoping there are not too dire consequences other than John Fleck’s positive control, asymptomatic, isolation of the player concerned. Meanwhile, six other Scottish players will miss Wednesday’s friendly against the Netherlands (8:45 pm). BBC.

David Marshall, Stephen O’Donnell, Nathan Patterson, Grant Hanley, John McGinn and Che Adams did not travel to Portugal with the group. All of them tested negative but were stopped as a precaution.

“No need to worry about it”, assures Steve Clark

So coach Steve Clarke has only 19 players for the first of the two preliminary matches for Euro 2020. Scotland will challenge Luxembourg next Sunday, before starting the Euro (11 June – 11 July) for eight days. Group D. Clark, speaking a day earlier on Tuesday, was hopeful of avoiding further fear following Fleck’s outcome: “We have to be reactive in some situations, but there’s no need to worry about it.” There are some situations that you cannot control.”

“For everyone else, it’s about continuing as if nothing has happened and continuing the good work,” he said. What I don’t want is good for this different matter. The work that we did. Scotland shares Euro Group D with the Czech Republic, but also Croatia and England. The matches of this group will be held in London and Glasgow. The Netherlands coach, who face Scotland this Wednesday evening, made the difficult choice for Euros to do without Jasper Sileson after his goalkeeper tested positive for Covid-19.

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