Oyarzabal out of Spain squad after positive COVID-19 test

Mikel Oyarzaba, 23, said he would have to self-isolate at home and miss next month's Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine.

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Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal has withdrawn from Spain's UEFA Nations League squad after testing positive for COVID-19, with Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno taking his place.

Oyarzabal, 23, said on Sunday he would have to self-isolate at home and miss next month's Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine.

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“I want to communicate that I've received a positive result from my last test,” Oyarzabal, who has won seven caps, wrote on Instagram. “I have to be at home for a few days and I won't be able to go to the national team.”

Moreno, who made his international debut last year, scored 18 goals for Villarreal in the 2019-20 season, guiding the side to a fifth-place finish.

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