Euro 2020: Spain’s football players have received their COVID-19 vaccines three days before their opening match against Sweden on Monday.
12 health professionals, with ranks of lieutenant, captain and colonel, supported by six uniformed army staff administered the vaccines to players at Las Rozas on Friday morning.
It is understood the vaccines, which came from the army hospital Gomez Ulla in Madrid, have been completed so second doses are not required. See the video below.
📺 Así ha sido el proceso de vacunación de los jugadores de la @SeFutbol en la Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas.
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 11, 2021
A statement from the Spanish FA read: “The purpose of this vaccination is to make it easier for Spain to play Euro 2020 with full security guarantees in addition to allowing the national team to compete on equal terms with other participating teams that have already been immunised.
“The vaccination will take place this Friday in the Ciudad del Futbol of Las Rozas by the armed forces and will begin at 10 a.m. The national team will be vaccinated by supplying different vaccines depending on the situation of each member.”
Busquets and Llorente, however, are self-isolating at home and did not receive the vaccine.
Luis Enrique said on Thursday that Llorente’s result may have been a false positive. If he tests negative, he could feature in Spain’s game with Sweden on Monday.
As for Busquets, Enrique confirmed he will still be part of the squad but his return date is yet to be known.
Euro 2020 Spain Squad:
Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Unai Simón (Athletic), Robert Sánchez (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Defenders: José Gayà (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric García (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds United), César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Marcos Llorente (Atlético)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri Hernández (Manchester City), Pedri (Barcelona), Thiago Alcántara (Liverpool), Koke (Atlético), Fabián Ruiz (Napoli)
Forwards: Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Álvaro Morata (Juventus), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traoré (Wolves), Pablo Sarabia (Paris)
Coach: Luis Enrique