SPORTS Slovakia coach says Vavro positive for virus


Slovakia coach says Vavro positive for virus


19:27, June 17, 2021

Slovakia's manager Stefan Tarkovic reacts during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group E match between Poland v Slovakia at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 14, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Slovakia coach Stefan Tarkovic says defender Denis Vavro and a member of the team’s coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship match against Sweden.

Tarkovic says Vavro has no symptoms and is isolating. He didn’t disclose the name of the coach.

The game against Sweden is in St. Petersburg on Friday.

They are the first positive tests for the virus at the tournament since Euro 2020 started.

Sweden players Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg tested positive for the virus ahead of the tournament.

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