Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be available for Scotland’s crucial clash with Croatia tomorrow, the Scottish FA have confirmed.
Gilmour, who has impressed whenever he’s been given the opportunity to pull on a Chelsea shirt, was called up by Steve Clarke to compete in Euro 2020 with Scotland this summer.
Though he was not used during Scotland’s opening game defeat to the Czech Republic, Gilmour started against England at Wembley, winning the man of the match award.
Unfortunately, it was announced on Monday morning that Gilmour was set for heartbreak, having tested positive for COVID-19 and been forced into self-isolation.
We can confirm that Billy Gilmour has tested positive for COVID-19.
Having liaised with Public Health England, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s UEFA EURO 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden.https://t.co/lRNWvckqCK
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) June 21, 2021
Gilmour will almost certainly have started against Croatia tomorrow, but his Euro 2020 adventure may instead have been cut short after testing positive for coronavirus.
It’s devastating for the youngster, of course, but if Scotland keep on pumping out players as talented as he is, it won’t be long before they’re back in a major tournament again.
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