Frank de Boer has withdrawn Jasper Cillessen from the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad after the Valencia keeper tested positive for COVID-19
Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen will miss Euro 2020 after testing positive for coronavirus.
🔸 Jasper Cillessen misses #EURO2020
ℹ️ The goalie tested positive in a PCR test last week and went into self-isolation. Marco Bizot, who was already part of the group as the fourth goalkeeper, is now part of the official #EURO2020 squad.
Get well soon, Jasper! 🍀#WeTheWave
— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) June 1, 2021
The 32-year-old was forced to sit out the Netherlands’ pre-tournament training camp in Portugal after returning a positive result last week. Cillessen has 60 caps for his country and was expected to be first choice at the European Championship finals, but boss Frank de Boer has omitted the Valencia stopper from his squad.
AZ keeper Marco Bizot, who has been part of the Netherlands’ warm-up preparations, has now been included in the final 26-man group. The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday, a day before facing Scotland in their penultimate friendly in the Algarve ahead of the tournament.