Andrei Mostovoy was ruled out on the eve of Russia’s opener against Belgium on Saturday.© AFP
Russian winger Andrei Mostovoy has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be replaced by defender Roman Yevgenev for Euro 2020, the team said on Friday. “Due to the unfavorable result of Andrei Mostovoy’s PCR test, the coaching staff decided to call defender Roman Yevgenev in his place,” the team said on its Telegram channel. Mostovoy was ruled out on the eve of Russia’s opener against Belgium in St Petersburg on Saturday. The 23-year-old Zenit St Petersburg player made a remarkable performance last week during their 1-0 friendly win against Bulgaria.
A 22-year-old defender at Dynamo Moscow, Yevgenev was included in the training squad announced by Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov in May.
Other Euro teams reporting coronavirus cases include Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands.
The delayed tournament is underway with Turkey against Italy later in Rome.
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