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Billy Gilmour: Scottish midfielder to miss Euro 2020 final group game against Croatia after positive COVID test | UK News

Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss his side’s last Euro 2020 Group D game against Croatia after testing positive for COVID-19, the Scottish FA has confirmed.

In a statement, he said Gilmour – who plays club football for Chelsea – will self-isolate for 10 days after testing positive and is now missing ScotlandHampden Park’s third game in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Gilmour won the man of the match award in Scotland draw against England at Wembley Friday – his full international debut.

The Scots must beat Croatia at Hampden Park to advance to the round of 16, in their first tournament in 25 years.

Both sides are within one point after two matches, while England and the Czech Republic are four points ahead of their meeting at Wembley.

“The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scottish national team, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for COVID-19,” the SFA said.

“Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and will therefore miss tomorrow’s test. UEFA EURO 2020 Group D game against Croatia in Hampden. “

Ahead of Euro 2020, midfielder John Fleck tested positive and missed Scotland’s warm-up game against the Netherlands, along with six people who were in close contact with Fleck.

And Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets missed his country’s first two games after testing positive for COVID-19 on the eve of the tournament.

The Barcelona star, who was named captain in the absence of Sergio Ramos, will return for Spain’s final group game against Poland.

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