The positive Covid-19 result of Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has plunged the national team into a state of uncertainty just days before Euro 2020 is due to kick-off, dredging up uncomfortable memories of the 2018 Russia World Cup and the untimely departure of then-manager Julen Lopetegui.

The two events have little in common but their crucially unfortunate timing, as the Spanish team wraps up preparations for the Uefa Euro 2020, and the all but certain disturbance for the group’s focus after a week-long state of calm and team bonding with no surprises up till Sunday. EFE