AZ striker Jesper Karlsson can still hope to participate in the European Championship.

The 22-year-old Swede is part of a 'shadow selection' of six players that national coach Janne Andersson has formed as a precaution, because two players within the European Championship selection have tested positive for the corona virus.

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Three-time international Karlsson was part of the pre-selection, but was dropped when Andersson reduced his roster to 26 players.

Karlsson can now report to Gothenburg together with Isaac Kiese Thelin, Joakim Nilsson, Jacob Rinne, Mattias Johansson and Niklas Hult.

The six players will train there for a few days under the guidance of Poya Asbaghi, the coach of Young Sweden.

They are quarantined together to minimize the risk of infection with the virus.

Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus) and Mattias Svanberg (Bologna) were tested positive on Tuesday.

They are currently in isolation.

The other 24 players from the European Championship selection were all tested negative during a new test round on Thursday.

Sweden starts the European Championship on Monday in Seville against Spain, which also has corona concerns.

Captain Sergio Busquets was tested positive as was Diego Llorente, although he is believed to have a false positive test.

In addition to his European Championship selection, Spanish national coach Luis Enrique has also called up a lot of players who are ready in a parallel bubble in case he has to make changes in his group.

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