(Reuters) - Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss their Euro 2020 playoff clash at home to Scotland later on Thursday.
The 29-year-old Crystal Palace captain, who has 38 caps, tested positive on Monday after arriving at the national team’s training centre in Stara Pazova from England and a follow-up test was also positive, said the Serbia Football Federation.
“He will stay in Serbia in accordance with current laws of the Republic of Serbia related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the federation statement added.
“All the players and technical staff members of the A team had negative results after additional testing, hence all the other representative players are available to the coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic for tonight’s game.”
The winners of the playoff will earn a place at the European Championship finals which have been rescheduled for next year.
Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris
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