Croatia captain Domagoj Vida played only 45 minutes in a 3-3 draw with Turkey after finding he is COVID-19 positive.
Earlier he had tested negative on November 9 and was allowed to play an international friendly with Turkey and other Nation League games.
However, tests in the morning of the game against Turkey in Istanbul revealed a ‘potentially positive result’ for the defender, although he still started in the game.
The Croatia medical team got the results at half-time of the friendly, and the defender had already been replaced by Filip Uremovic.
“Vida will, in accordance with regulations, spend the next few days in self-isolation in Istanbul,”
“As at that time the coach Zlatko Dalic had already made the decision to change Vida, the medical service of the national team isolated Vida according to all epidemiological measures until the confirmation of the test results,” Croatia FA said in a statement.