Spain vs Sweden: Euro 2020 preamble
Good day! Correctly, it’s awfully good to deal with the soccer after a build-up to Euro 2020 which, for each tonight’s sides in Seville, has been dominated by the coronavirus.
Spain are with out captain Sergio Busquets (for now a minimal of) after he contracted covid-19 merely over per week thus far, whereas defender Diego Llorente has rejoined the camp after first testing constructive, then unfavorable. Having positioned the remainder of the squad in isolation, Spain weren’t even capable of play their last Euro 2020 warm-up in opposition to Lithuania closing week. Their under-21s deputised, and did a spanking good job of it, too, worthwhile 4-0.
Throughout the meantime, Sweden have furthermore been hit by covid-19. Mattias Svanberg and Dejan Kulusevksi each returned constructive assessments closing week, and although they’ve now returned to Janne Andersson’s squad after testing unfavorable, neither is more likely to be concerned tonight.
Sweden come into the match in very first cost sort really, having gained every of their closing 5 video video video games and saved 4 clear sheets contained in the course of. Nonetheless, they face a Spanish aspect that acquired the higher of them in qualifying for Euro 2020, easing to a 3-0 win in Madrid prior to incomes a entice Stockholm.
The Swedes will even be up in opposition to a 16,000-strong crowd largely pulling for the house group on the Estadio de la Cartuja – a floor the place Spain have beloved constructive fortunes. Ahead of a 3-1 win over Kosovo on the stadium this March, they memorably thumped Germany 6-0 there in November.