Man Utd ace Diogo Dalot lands Euro 2020 call-up to replace unlucky Joao Cancelo in Portugal squad

MANCHESTER UNITED full-back Diogo Dalot has been called up to Portugal's Euro 2020 squad.

The 22-year-old has replaced Manchester City star Joao Cancelo who had to pull out after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Dalot is United's 12th representative at the tournament.

He got the call after impressing for Portugal's Under-21s recently.

They lost to Germany in the Under-21s Euros final earlier this month with Dalot starring as they reached the final.

Dalot – who spent last season on loan at AC Milan – joins up with United team-mate Bruno Fernandes after the Portuguese FA confirmed Cancelo would miss out.

The squad have travelled to Budapest ahead of their Group F opener against Hungary on Tuesday.

And Cancelo is the only member of the 26-player group to return a positive test.

Portugal's statement read: "Under-21 international Diogo Dalot will join the National Team's delegation in Budapest to prepare for his debut at Euro 2020.

"The AC Milan player will replace João Cancelo, who tested positive for Covid-19 following a rapid antigen test carried out this Saturday by the FPF Health and Performance Unit.


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"The Hungarian health authorities were immediately informed and the player – who is doing well – was placed in isolation.

"The result of the test carried out by USP was confirmed by an RT-PCR test carried out on João Cancelo also on Saturday and whose result was known on Sunday morning.

"In accordance with the Covid-19 protocol defined by UEFA before the EURO 2020 matches, all players and members of the entourage underwent RT-PCR tests on Saturday. The results, with the exception of João Cancelo, were negative."

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