Luka Milivojevic tests positive for COVID-19, set to miss Serbia’s Euro 2020 play-off tie against Scotland
Serbia will miss the services of Luka Milivojevic when they play against Scotland in a EURO 2020 playoff game on Thursday night after the midfielder tested positive for COVID-19.
The Crystal Palace man was the only positive case in the Serbian camp who tested positive in two different tests on Monday and Tuesday.
“After regular tests on COVID-19 carried out on Monday when the players of the representative team arrived at the sports center of the Serbian Football Association in Stara Pazova, the result for the captain of the Crystal Palace Milivojević was positive,” it said in a statement.
Added: “In accordance with UEFA medical regulations and protocols, Luka Milivojević left the sports center immediately after receiving the result and stayed at home in self-isolation in Serbia.
“The next day he underwent another control test, which was also positive. He will remain in Serbia in accordance with the applicable laws of the Republic of Serbia related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“All A-Team players and technical staff had negative results after additional tests, so all other representative players are available to coach Ljubiša Tumbaković for today’s game against Scotland.”
Milivojevic will now miss the game against Scotland and possibly the UEFA Nations League game against Hungary.