Irish player returns second positive COVID-19 result on retest
The player – who cannot be named – had received a positive result from a UEFA test on Sunday followed by a negative result from a second test on Monday morning. A third test has now come back positive and the player will now self-isolate for the next 10 days as per HSE guidelines.
No members of the Irish squad or the backroom team have been identified as close contacts of the player.
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will not call up any replacements for the Finland fixture in light of this news.
The HSE and UEFA will be informed of the latest positive result and the player’s withdrawal from the Irish squad.