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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Spain begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.

Luis Enrique is one of the best managers at the tournament, but his preparation has been far from ideal as he looks to revolutionise the way La Roja play football.

An outbreak of Covid-19, including positives for Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente, has complicated matters for this inconsistent side, who thrashed Germany 6-0 but then failed to beat Greece earlier this year.

The former Barcelona boss has urged his squad to become leaders: “This team doesn’t need leadership, there’s 23 players who can provide that. I’m also one of the leaders, for better or worse. Every coach should be a leader but in this team, everyone should lead from the pitch. They have to get that from themselves. But our strength is our group and we’re well prepared.”

Sweden, too, have endured Covid-19 issues in the build-up to the tournament, with Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg testing positive last week and forced to go into isolation. Focus for the Swedes has been on Alexander Isak, who will step in to lead the line without veteran star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who ended his five-year international retirement in March but had to rule himself out of Euro 2020 because of a knee injury. The 21-year-old Real Sociedad star admits he is “anxious” about performing: "It will be my first final tournament. That's what I'm most anxious about. The fact that we start out against Spain is a lot of fun, since that's where I play my day-to-day football."

Follow live updates from Spain vs Sweden at Euro 2020 below:

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Pedri starts for Spain

We’ve had one upset already in Group E, could we get another?

Coming up next is Spain vs Sweden in Sevilla, with the ‘hosts’ handing a start to 18-year-old Barcelona midfielder Pedri.

Michael Jones will guide you through that one.

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Full-time: Poland 1-2 Slovakia

Poland simply didn’t start well enough and it was Slovakia who took a deserved lead in the first half. Paulo Sousa’s side emerged from the break with more tempo to their play and found the equaliser after just 30 seconds of the restart, but their momentum was stalled by Krychowiak’s red card midway through the second period after the former Sevilla and PSG midfielder picked up his second booking. Milan Skriniar, who kept Lewandowski quiet throughout, is the hero for Slovakia after thumping in the winner.

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FULL-TIME: POLAND 1-2 SLOVAKIA

Upset alert! Slovakia tame the best striker in the world and claim a huge opening win in Group E - only their second ever win at the Euros.

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Poland 1-2 Slovakia

90+2 mins: SAVE! Poland heave it into the box, it breaks to Lewandowski but Slovakia get three or four men around the ball so he shifts it to Swiderski, who manages to get his shot on target but it’s comfortably saved by Dubravka.

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Poland 1-2 Slovakia

90 mins: CLOSE! Moder swings it in and although Slovakia initially deal with it, it breaks to Bednarek in the box. The Southampton defender fluffs his first attempt but connects with his second and sends his shot inches wide of the goal. That could be it. We’re into four added minutes.

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Poland 1-2 Slovakia

89 mins: Kucka concedes another free kick and it will give Poland another opportunity to swing it into the box...

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Poland 1-2 Slovakia

88 mins: Close! Poland win a corner and the ball is whipped across the face - but it manages to evade everyone, including Lewandowski who was closing in at the back post.

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Poland 1-2 Slovakia

87 mins: Slovakia also give Thomas Suslov a run out for the final few minutes. The 19-year-old has been tipped as one of the brightest young talents at these Euros.

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Poland 1-2 Slovakia

84 mins: They do win a corner, however. Slovakia scramble it clear but it falls to Puchacz, who wildly blazes it over. Poland now bring on Brighton’s Jakub Moder, and Karol Swiderski, who is an additional forward.

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