Three becomes two but Euros warm-up fixtures not yet complete for Leeds United contingent

THE early part of the week provides yet more Euros warm-ups games for Leeds United players - although three has become two due to coronavirus complications in the Spain camp.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 12:09 pm
Updated Monday, 7th June 2021, 12:10 pm

Leeds have seven players heading for this summer's European Championships in Gjanni Alioski (North Macedonia), Liam Cooper (Scotland), Mateusz Klich (Poland), Robin Koch (Germany), Diego Llorente (Spain), Kalvin Phillips (England) and Tyler Roberts (Wales).

North Macedonia, Scotland, England and Wales have all completed their warm-up friendlies but Germany, Poland and Spain all have one more fixture this week although Whites defender Llorente is set to miss Spain's clash against Lithuania in Leganes on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Spain captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday meaning a period of self-isolation and whilst the rest of the squad all tested negative, the players and staff who were in close contact with the 32-year-old must also quarantine.

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MONDAY NIGHT ACTION: For Leeds United's German international centre-back Robin Koch, above. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images.

Tuesday's friendly against Lithuania will still go ahead, but under-21s manager Luis De la Fuente will take charge and use players from his squad.

But Leeds duo Koch and Klich are likely to be in action this week as Germany and Poland respectively sign off for the Euros.

Germany take on Latvia in Dusseldorf tonight in a 7.45pm kick-off whilst Poland face Iceland in a 5pm kick-off on Tuesday evening.

Thereafter, Leeds United s magnificent seven will have completed their warm-ups for the Euros which begin on Friday when Turkey take on Italy in Rome.

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