Adama Traoré will have to wait for his international debut after the Wolves winger was forced to withdraw from the Spain squad due to Covid-19 reasons.
The 24-year-old had already sat out Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Germany in Stuttgart in UEFA Nations League A Group 4 after he had produced an inconclusive test.
He subsequently had PCR testing on Friday, which came back with “a high level of antibodies”.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have released a statement on the situation.
“On receiving the results of the test, and despite the player showing a high level of antibodies such as a positive IgG count, the RFEF medical services, in accordance with UEFA, have decided to liberate the player from his duties with the national team, even though he poses no risk of spreading the virus to his team-mates,” the statement read.
“Under UEFA protocol, it is recommended not to travel to a stadium if the result of a PCR is not totally negative.”
The decision means Traoré will miss Sunday’s clash with Ukraine at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid.
The Catalonia native had linked up with the Spanish squad following the Germany game, but will now return to England ahead of Wolves’ Premier League opener at Sheffield United on Monday week.