• Five stood down from Nations League after one tests positive
  • Others out had been in close contact with unnamed player

Five players have been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Nations League match with Wales on Sunday afternoon after one of them tested positive for coronavirus.

The Football Association of Ireland has confirmed one unnamed player tested positive on Friday following the squad’s return from Slovakia after a negative test on Monday, and four others deemed to be close contacts on Saturday night – understood to be John Egan, Callum Robinson, Callum O’Dowda and Alan Browne – have since been stood down.

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