WATCH - Spain provide Leeds United's Diego Llorente with brilliant guard of honour upon return to national squad

THE Spanish football federation have shared a heart-warming video of Leeds United defender Diego Llorente's return to the national squad after four negative coronavirus tests.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 7:54 pm
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 7:56 pm

Whites centre-back Llorente tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and had to leave the Spanish camp's training base but the 27-year-old has since returned four negative tests.

The Spanish football federation confirmed Llorente's fourth negative test on Friday evening and announced that the Whites defender had returned to the team's Las Rozas base ahead of Monday's Group E opener against Sweden.

The federation then shared a video of Llorente arriving back at the team's camp and greeted with scenes akin to a guard of honour.

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Spain s players and staff lined up opposite one another and applauded as the defender was welcomed back to cheers by a squad who have suffered complications with Covid-19 but were given vaccines on Friday.

Llorente was also given a hug and pat on the back by boss Luis Enrique who now has the centre-back available for his side's Euros opener.

A Tweet from the Spanish federation that accompanied the video read: "Welcome Diego Llorente

"Hall of honor and applause from the entire team and the Spanish delegation for the international defence on their return to the concentration of the Ciudad del Fútbol.

WARM WELCOME: Back to the Spain squad for Leeds United defender Diego Llorente. Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images.

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