Scottish FA issue Billy Gilmour statement as Chelsea midfielder tests positive for Covid-19

Scotland and Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss his country’s Euro 2020 match against Croatia on Tuesday.

By Joe Nicholson
Monday, 21st June 2021, 1:18 pm

The Scotland squad have been based at Middlesbrough’s Rockliffe Training Ground during the tournament but the Scottish FA currently say no close contacts have been identified from inside the camp.

A statement said: "The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scotland national team playing squad, Billy Gilmour has tested positive for Covid-19.

"Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow's Uefa Euro 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden."

Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour

Scotland held England to a goalless draw at Wembley last week, yet match play is not considered close contact.

England's players and support team all returned negative tests on Sunday after Friday’s match against the Scots.

Scotland must beat Croatia at Hampden Park to stand a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

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