After being isolated owing to positive COVID-19 tests, Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg have rejoined the Sweden squad.

Last week, the duo tested positive and were left in Stockholm as the rest of the team flew to Gothenburg to prepare for their match against Spain in Seville on Monday. Kulusevski and Svanberg have been permitted to re-enter the Sweden bubble after passing their tests, indicating that none of the six players summoned into the emergency reserve bubble would be needed. They’ve been relieved of their responsibilities.

“It is nice that Mattias and Dejan are well and can return to the squad,” Sweden manager Janne Andersson said.

“Our medical team has been in touch with the players, and it will be great to see them again. We have had daily communication with both Dejan and Mattias, and both are fine,” team doctor Anders Valentin noted.

“Of course, we followed the Swedish regulations, and we are convinced that the guys will rejoin us in the squad as soon as they are infection-free.”

Sweden will be glad to see Kulusevski return. Despite being only 21, the Juventus winger is one of the country’s most well-known players coming into the competition and is capable of creating magical moments.

Svanberg’s return will, of course, be a benefit because, despite only having nine caps, five of them have come this year. The Bologna midfielder has earned Andersson’s trust and is an important component of the group.


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