Billy Gilmour tests positive for Covid just days after England game and will MISS Scotland vs Croatia in Euro 2020 blow

SCOTLAND star Billy Gilmour has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after playing against England.

The Chelsea midfielder will now self-isolate for 10 days and miss the Scots' crucial Euro 2020 final Group D game against Croatia on Tuesday.


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

"Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s UEFA EURO 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden."

It is understood Gilmour will have to self-isolate at a hotel in Darlington near Scotland's Euros training base. But it remains to be seen whether any of his 'close contacts' from the squad will also be forced to isolate with him.

The 20-year-old was seen hugging Chelsea team-mates Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell after he shone during Friday's game. But it is not yet known how his positive test will affect England.

Scotland's players are regularly tested and will continue to be routinely checked to determine whether or not Gilmour's is an isolated case.

SunSport has contacted England and Scotland to confirm each country's next steps.

Scotland must beat Croatia at Hampden Park to stand any hope of qualifying from Group D. But they will have to do it without the young star.

Gilmour extended his ridiculous run of of being named man-of-the-match on his full competition debuts on Friday night.

What happens next?

Billy Gimour has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be forced to self-isolate for 10 days but what does that mean for his Scotland team-mates and their English opponents from Friday night?

Scotland's players are regularly tested and will continue to be routinely checked to determine whether or not Gilmour's is an isolated case.

The Three Lions are also subject to regular testing.

SunSport has contacted the England and Scotland camps to confirm their next steps after Gilmour started Friday night's 0-0 draw between the two nations at Wembley.

The midfielder has claimed the award in his first full appearance in the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and now the Euros.

Gilmour played 76 minutes at Wembley as his side earned a valuable point in Group D.

He was replaced by Southampton's Stuart Armstrong but was widely praised for his performance after the game.

It was Gilmour's first start for his country but it looked like he'd been a regular on the international scene for years.

His full Premier League debut was Chelsea's 4-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge on March 8, 2020.

Five days earlier the Scot made his full FA Cup debut in the Blues' 2-0 home win over Liverpool in the fifth round.

And he completed the hat-trick with a top showing as the West Londoners drew 1-1 against Krasnodar in the Champions League on December 8, 2020.

Gilmour uploaded a picture of himself with his 'star-of-the-match' award after the Wembley showcase.

And he wrote: "What a performance by the boys tonight. Fans were unreal all night!"

Two-cap international Gilmour is said to be eyeing a loan move away from Chelsea next season to revive his club career.

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