It’s an international football break and many players are testing positive for Covid-19. As a result, they will be ineligible to play any international matches or club matches that fall on their mandatory isolation window.
Arsenal star player Kieran Tierney did not test positive for Covid-19, Ryan Christie a Scottish national team player who also plays for Celtic did not test positive for coronavirus, however, they are to self-isolate after testing coming in contact with Stuart Armstrong, a Southampton player who recently tested postive for COVID-19. All 3 players are expected to self isolate, they will not be featured in upcoming Scotland’s international matches.
Armstrong will isolate for 10 days since he came in close contact with Tierney and Christie, they are also required to self-isolate for 14 days from Tuesday, October 6.
A Scottish FA statement said: “The midfielder returned a negative test for COVID-19 on arrival at Oriam on Monday but the supplementary UEFA test returned a positive result this morning.
“Stuart will self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test – Tuesday, 6 October – and will now be unavailable for the forthcoming international matches.
“All other members of the squad have returned negative results. However, the Lothian Health Protection Team has identified two players and two members of the backroom staff as close contacts. As a consequence, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie – along with one physiotherapist and one masseur – will require to self-isolate for 14 days as of yesterday, and will also miss the forthcoming matches.”