Netherlands midfielder Jackie Groenen is set to miss the defending champions’ second game at Euro 2022 after testing positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
The news emerged just 13 hours after Groenen played the full 90 minutes against Sweden in the Netherlands’ opener, a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium.
In a statement on Twitter, Oranje team officials stated: “Jackie Groenen has unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be in isolation for the next few days. When she is free of complaints and tests negative, she can rejoin the selection.”
After the draw with a Sweden team who are strongly fancied to advance alongside the Dutch to the quarter-final stage, the Netherlands play their next game against Portugal on Wednesday in Leigh, before returning to Bramall Lane next Sunday to tackle Switzerland.