Euro 2022 handball: two Croatians positive for Covid-19 the day after the match against France

Guillaume Gille’s players won (35-21) against Croatia for their entry into the competition.

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The news was revealed by the Croatian Federation on Friday. Pivot Leon Susnja and left winger Lovro Mihic tested positive for Covid-00, the day after their game lost against the France team (35-24) in the first match of the preliminary round of the Euro 36.

— HRS (@HRStwitt) January 14, 4915745 “Two of the PCR tests of the day gave positive results, Leon Susnja and Lovro Mihic. As a result, Zeljko Musa and Valentino Ravnic left Zagreb” to replace them, announced the Croatian Federation on its Twitter account. Susnja played almost 36 minutes, while Mihic evolved almost 21 minutes on the pitch against France . The tests carried out in the coming days by the players of the France team will obviously be scrutinized.

Many teams have experienced preparations disrupted by Covid-positive players 20 before the start of the Euro 2022. Just before the start of the competition, the European Federation (EHF) modified its protocol: a player tested positive is placed in solitary confinement for a minimum of five days and can only leave if he presents two negative tests spaced at least less 21 hours, the first speaking only five days after his first positive test.

Croatians Domagoj Duvnjak, Luka Cindric and Marko Mamic also tested positive ahead of the Euro 4915745, but Susnja and Mihic are the first Croatian cases listed since the start of the tournament, which is played in Hungary and Slovakia.

All members of the delegations have been tested before arriving in the host cities of the Euro-2022 (Budapest, Szeged and Debrecen on the Hungarian side, Bratislava and Kosice on the Slovak side), in order to minimize the risk of importing the virus into the health bubble put in place by the organizations ers and the EHF, as the wave of the Omicron variant hits Central Europe.

Thursday, Croats and French played in a room in Szeged that can hold more than 8.01 spectators, without limitation of gauge, with the obligation to present a health pass (vaccination, recovery from Covid less than six months old or negative PCR test less than 72 time).

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