Portugal's Cancelo tests positive for virus, Dalot replaces him

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo staying in quarantine, 'doing well', Portuguese football body says

Can Erozden   | 13.06.2021
Portugal's Cancelo tests positive for virus, Dalot replaces him


Portugal defender Joao Cancelo on Sunday was removed from the national team squad over a positive coronavirus test result, the Portuguese football body said.

"Diogo Dalot replaces Joao Cancelo. The AC Milan player will replace Joao Cancelo, who tested positive for Covid-19 following a rapid antigen test carried out this Saturday by the FPF Health and Performance Unit," the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement.

Manchester City's Cancelo was taken into isolation and was said to be "doing well".

Meanwhile, all players and national team members except Cancelo tested negative on Saturday.

Dalot will make his senior debut if he plays for Portugal during the ongoing EURO 2020 tournament.

The 22-year-old, who was loaned from Manchester United, spent the 2020-21 season in Italy's Milan.

He played in 33 matches for Milan to score two goals.

EURO 2016 champions Portugal will respectively face Hungary, Germany and France in the Group F.

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