La Roja kick off their European Championships campaign in Seville against Janne Andersson’s side with games against Poland and Slovakia to come in Group E.
However, Luis Enrique’s plans for the competition have been heavily impacted by Sergio Busquets testing positive for Covid-19, and the squad entering into isolation as a result.
Enrique has confirmed Busquets will now miss their first game with Alba taking the armband from his club teammate at the Estadio de La Cartuja.
“My hours as captain do not change in the squad”, as per reports from Mundo Deportivo.
“We all know that the cap is Busi, we want him to come back as soon as possible.
“I am ready for the challenge of being captain and I will help where I can on and of the pitch.”
POSSIBLE SPAIN STARTING XI V SWEDEN
Simon; M Llorente, P Torres, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Rodri, Pedri; Olmo, Morata, F Torres
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