Spain expanded its parallel squad today after its second player tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship. Diego Llorente is the player who tested COVID positive. 

Spain's coach has called up 11 players from Spain's under-21 squad to train separately from the main team in a parallel bubble. Captain Sergio Busquets is under isolation after he tested positive on Sunday.

   

Euro 2020: Spain expands parallel squad after 2nd player tests positive

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Spain expanded its parallel squad today after its second player tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship. Diego Llorente is the player who tested COVID positive. 

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They will join six other players who had already been called up after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive and was put into isolation on Sunday. Llorente tested positive on Tuesday and also had to leave the team's training camp.

No other players have tested positive so far, the Spanish soccer federation said.

Llorente's positive result was made public not long after Spain's under-21 squad beat Lithuania 4-0 on Tuesday night in Madrid in a match that was supposed to be played by the senior team as its final warm-up before 'La Roja' opens its Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden on Monday in Seville.