Republic of Ireland midfielder, Alan Browne has tested positive for coronavirus, just hours after playing against England in Thursday night’s international friendly.
Browne, who played the full 90 minutes at Wembley, has now been isolated from the rest of the group ahead of Ireland’s Nations League fixture against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.
A statement from the Football Association of Ireland read: “The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Ireland midfielder Alan Browne has tested positive for Covid-19.”
“There are no close contacts of the player and the rest of the staff and squad tested negative ahead of Sunday’s Uefa Nations League against Wales in Cardiff.”
The positive test result puts Gareth Southgate’s England side at an increased risk of a Covid-19 outbreak with the squad to travel to face Belgium on Sunday before hosting Iceland next Wednesday.