Oyarzabal out of Spain squad after positive COVID-19 test

Reuters , Monday 31 Aug 2020

Oyarzabal withdraws from Spain squad after positive coronavirus test

Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal has withdrawn from Spain’s UEFA Nations League squad after testing positive for COVID-19, with Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno taking his place.

Oyarzabal, 23, said on Sunday he would have to self-isolate at home and miss next month’s Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine.

“I want to communicate that I’ve received a positive result from my last test,” Oyarzabal, who has won seven caps, wrote on Instagram. “I have to be at home for a few days and I won’t be able to go to the national team.”

Moreno, who made his international debut last year, scored 18 goals for Villarreal in the 2019-20 season, guiding them to a fifth-place finish.

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