Soccer-Scotland's Gilmour tests COVID-19 positive, to miss Croatia game


Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group D - England v Scotland - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 18, 2021 Picture taken June 18, 2021 Scotland's Billy Gilmour in action Pool via REUTERS/Carl Recine

(Reuters) -Midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss Scotland's final Euro 2020 Group D match against Croatia on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19, the Scottish Football Association said.

Gilmour played a big role in their goalless draw with England last weekend in his first start for the national team.

The 20-year-old will now self-isolate for 10 days as per the health protocols, the Scottish FA added.

"The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scotland National Team playing squad, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for COVID-19," a statement https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/news/scotland-squad-update-monday-21-june/?rid=13925 said on Monday.

Half a dozen other teams in the tournament have also suffered coronavirus cases.

Scotland, playing in their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, are bottom of Group D with one point.

They need to beat 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia at Hampden Park to have a chance of reaching the knockout stages.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru;Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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