Newcastle United player training injury on international duty – Should still make Euro 2020
One Newcastle United player has had a late scare ahead of hopeful participation in the Euro 2020 finals.
Only 13 days to go now until the finals kick off on Friday 11 June, with matches spread around various European countries.
Slightly less stadiums / countries are set to be used than originally planned, due to the local virus situation in some places not allowing the minimum number of fans inside grounds that UEFA have insisted on.
Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Ryan Fraser and Emil Krafth appear to be the only four current NUFC squad members set to be involved at the Euro finals, with the last named being the subject of injury problems ahead of the finals.
The Swedish media revealing that Emil Krafth has been injured in training this week, with what is believed to be a sprained ankle.
The Sweden medical staff bandaged the ankle before the Newcastle defender left the training pitch, with them said to be hopeful it wasn’t a serious problem and not one to prevent his participation in the finals.
The final (up to) 26 man squads have to be forwarded to UEFA by Tuesday 1 June at the latest, England are amongst the countries yet to name their final squad for the finals.
Sweden have pre-tournament friendlies against Finland today and Armenia next Saturday (5 June), with their first Euro 2020 group match against Spain on Monday 14 June, then Slovakia on Friday 18 June and Poland is Wednesday 23 June.
As for Martin Dubravka and Slovakia:
Friendlies on Tuesday (1 June) against Bulgaria and Sunday 6 June v Austria.
Slovakia then face Poland on Monday 14 June in their first Euro 2020 group match, then Sweden on Friday 18 June and Spain on Wednesday 23 June.
Ryan Fraser and Scotland:
Friendlies for Scotland on Wednesday 2 June against Holland and Luxembourg on Sunday 6 June.
Their first Euro 2020 group game is Czech Republic Monday 14 June, England is Friday 18 June and then Croatia on Tuesday 22 June.
Fabian Schar and Switzerland:
Switzerland have friendlies against USA on Sunday 30 May and Liechenstein on Thursday 3 June.
They kick off their Euro 2020 group matches with Wales on Saturday 12 June, Italy on Wednesday 16 June and Turkey on Sunday 20 June.
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