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England players return negative coronavirus tests after Billy Gilmour scare

England players return negative coronavirus tests after Billy Gilmour scare
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Billy Gilmour, who was man of the match against England on Friday, is in quarantine.

The Football Association has confirmed that England's players and backroom team have all returned negative Covid-19 results since Friday's Euro 2020 clash with Scotland in light of Billy Gilmour's positive test.

The Three Lions sit one place behind the Czech Republic heading into Tuesday's Wembley encounter with the Group D leaders, having followed up a 1-0 win against Croatia with a goalless draw against Scotland.

It emerged on Monday morning that Scotland midfielder Gilmour, who was named man of the match against England, was in quarantine having returned a positive test for coronavirus.

Mason Mount challenges with Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour
Mason Mount challenges Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour (Mike Egerton/PA)

The Football Association has confirmed all 26 members of Gareth Southgate's squad, along with the wider support team, returned negative results after Sunday's latest round of UEFA-organised PCR testing.

The governing body remains in contact with Public Health England as preparations continued at Spurs Lodge for the match against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

The entire squad trained on Monday, with Gilmour's Chelsea team-mate Mason Mount due to speak to the media on alongside England boss Southgate later.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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