Ivan Perisic tested positive for Covid-19. The player of the Croatia, committed to the 2021 European Championships with Dalic’s national team, was isolated from the group and will stay in isolation for 10 days. On the other hand, the other members of the national team, including the technical staff, were all negative. The left winger of Inter should have taken part in the round of 16 between Croatia and Spain that will be played Monday 28 June at 6 pm at the ‘Parken’ stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
An ugly tile for Modric and his teammates who will not be able to count on a player who in the final part of the championship with the Nerazzurri had done well by presenting himself to these European Championships in great form. Perisic in fact had scored 2 goals in the group stage scoring the essential goal in the second day cagainst the Czech Republic in the 1-1 draw and then also in the 3-1 final against Scotland at the last match that gave Croatia the round of 16.
Here, the challenge against the Scots could have been decisive for the contagion of the player to Covid-19. Only a few days ago, in fact, the young Scotsman Billy Gilmour, 20-year-old midfielder of the Chelsea, had tested positive for Covid-19, setting off the alarm even in England, which had played against Scotland. As a precaution Mason Mount e Ben Chilwell, the two companions of Gilmour at Chelsea, who at the end of the match against Scotland had contact with the Scottish footballer who had a positive result, were placed in solitary confinement.
The fact is that for Perisic at the moment the Europeans can be considered almost over. The player will have to stay 10 days in isolation and with the final on 11 July, if Croatia really does reach the final match of the tournament at Wembley, there will be very little to do for the Inter winger except for sensational implications.