LONDON (REUTERS, AFP) - Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka has tested positive for Covid-19 and has left the England training camp, the English Football Association said on Thursday (March 24).
Saka had been isolating from the rest of the squad at St George's Park since Wednesday and has now returned home, the FA added.
England will play friendlies against Switzerland on Saturday and Ivory Coast on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium, having qualified for the 2022 World Cup back in November.
"No further replacements are planned with a squad of 24 in place for the forthcoming fixtures," the FA said.
The 20-year-old trained with England on Tuesday but was too unwell to take part in further sessions at St George’s Park.
Since naming his 25-man squad last Thursday, Southgate had already seen Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Ramsdale, Tammy Abraham and Sam Johnstone withdraw due to fitness issues.
Tyrick Mitchell, Kyle Walker-Peters, Ben Foster and Ollie Watkins were called up to replace those absentees.