Scotland’s Gilmour misses Croatia clash due to corona

Afp, Glasgow

22 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, dealing a blow to Scotland's hopes of advancing past the group stages of a major tournament for the first time.

Gilmour picked up the man-of-the-match award in Friday's 0-0 draw against England at Wembley in his first international start.

But he will miss Tuesday's clash against Croatia at Hampden with Scotland needing to win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 of Euro 2020.

"The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scotland National Team playing squad, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for COVID-19," the Scottish Football Association said in a statement.