News

Mostovoy tests positive, cut from Russia’s Euro 2020 squad

Mostovoy tests positive, cut from Russia’s Euro 2020 squad
Sports
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia winger Andrey Mostovoy was cut from the national team for this year’s European Championship on Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Mostovoy is the first player to be cut from a team at the tournament because of the virus.

The team wrote on Twitter that Mostovoy has been replaced by defender Roman Evgeniev “in connection with an unfavorable result of PCR testing.”

Russia is scheduled to play its opening Euro 2020 match against Belgium on Saturday in St. Petersburg.

Mostovoy made his debut for Russia last year and played eight of the team’s last 11 games, mostly as a substitute. Evgeniev’s only appearance for his country was in a 5-0 loss to Serbia last year.

Sweden and Spain have both reported positive results from coronavirus tests but haven’t yet opted to replace the affected players.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Sports
What’s being billed by some as the last hurrah for Belgium’s “golden generation” begins with two of the team’s long time stalwarts likely missing from its opening match of the European...
Sports
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia AP — Russia defender Mario Fernandes was taken to the hospital with a suspected spinal injury after landing on his back in a fall Wednesday during a...
Sports
It took 90 minutes for Italy to cement itself as a favourite at Euro 2020 on Friday. Roberto Mancini’s side entered the competition on a 26 game unbeaten run, But questions...
Sports
GENEVA AP — It seemed ambitious nine years ago when UEFA said it would organize the 2020 European Championship in 13 different cities around the continent. It seemed optimistic last...
Sports
GENEVA Soccer’s game of catch up on matches missed during the coronavirus pandemic sees European Championship qualifying playoffs headline an expanded stretch of national team action starting Wednesday, and fans can...