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Spain's Mikel Oyarzabal Won't Travel to Portugal Because Of Coronavirus

Mikel Oyarzabal (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Mikel Oyarzabal (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Mikel Oyarzabal's diagnostic test for the virus came back negative but that he was shown to have antibodies for SARS-CoV-2.

The Spanish national team says forward Mikel Oyarzabal will not travel with the squad to play at Portugal after a test revealed antibodies for the virus that causes COVID-19.

The team says the Real Sociedad players diagnostic test for the virus came back negative but that he was shown to have antibodies for SARS-CoV-2.

UEFA rules say a player must not play or attend a match until his or her body is completely clear of signs of the virus. Oyarzabal is able to train and play in the Spanish league with only the antibodies present under health guidelines in the country.

Spain plays Portugal in a friendly on Wednesday.

Spain says that Oyarzabal will take another test to see if he can join his teammates for the teams Nations League matches against Switzerland on Saturday and at Ukraine on Oct. 13.


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