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Billy Gilmour Out Of Scotland vs Croatia After Testing Positive For Covid-19

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Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss his country’s must-win game against Croatia on Tuesday after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Chelsea playmaker put in a fine performance as Steve Clarke’s side earned their first point of the tournament with a spirited display at Wembley on Friday.

The 0-0 draw means Scotland must beat 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia on Tuesday evening to progress to the last-16 but they’ll do so without Gilmour after the former Rangers ace contracted coronavirus.

A brief statement from the Scottish FA confirmed the teenager would miss the game and potentially the rest of the tournament as he must self-isolate for ten days.

England v Scotland - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D

‘We can confirm that Billy Gilmour has tested positive for Covid-19,’ a statement read.

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‘Having liased with Public Health England, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s UEFA EURO 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden’.

Gilmour started Scotland’s opening game against Czech Republic at Hampden Park on the bench and only emerged in the latter stages as Clarke’s men were beaten 2-0.

His performance at Wembley means it was likely that Gilmour would have started against Croatia, who also have one point after two games.

Scotland know anything less than a win will see them exit the competition, as their standing means they’re unlikely to qualify as one of the third-placed teams.