Tottenham defender Matt Doherty has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty, the Republic of Ireland have confirmed.
The right-back – along with Ireland team-mate James McClean, who has also tested positive – played 90 minutes in Sunday night’s 1-0 defeat by Wales, facing Spurs team-mates Gareth Bale and Ben Davies at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Under UK Government guidelines, you must isolate for ten days from when symptoms start or – if asymptomatic – ten days from the day of taking the test.
In a statement on Twitter, the Irish FA (FAI) said: “The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Matt Doherty and James McClean have tested positive for COVID-19.
“The rest of the staff & squad tested negative ahead of the flight back to Dublin this morning before the match against Bulgaria on Wednesday.”
Tottenham suffered another Covid scare when Heung-min Son was forced to isolate after six of his South Korea team-mates tested positive over the weekend, though the forward then featured in their game against Mexico in Austria having tested negative.