Stuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie will all miss Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel this evening after the former tested positive for Covid-19.
Armstrong was the only member of the squad to return a positive test.
But Arsenal defender Tierney and Celtic attacker Christie must self-isolate for 14 days from Tuesday after being identified as close contacts.
They will also miss Nations League ties with Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Manager Steve Clarke also revealed that defenders Scott McKenna and Liam Palmer, and attacker Oliver Burke, will be absent for all three matches through injury.
Furthermore, Christie will be unavailable for Celtic’s Old Firm meeting with Rangers on 17 October, while Tierney will miss Arsenal’s visit to Manchester City the same day.
Southampton midfielder Armstrong tested negative after arriving at the Scotland camp on Monday.
However, a subsequent UEFA test came back positive, meaning he must self-isolate for 10 days from Tuesday.
“While this is obviously disappointing news the most important thing is the health and safety of the individuals involved and the wider group,” said Scotland manager Clarke.
“We have informed the respective clubs from whom we have borrowed the players and backroom staff and we now have to prepare for a huge match ahead Thursday (today).
Scottish FA Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell, confirmed that the rest of the squad have “returned two rounds of negative tests” and will continue to prepare for the upcoming matches, with Slovakia visiting Hampden on Sunday and the Czechs on Wednesday.
A team masseur and a physiotherapist are also self-isolating after being deemed as close contacts by the Lothian Health Protection Team.
World Cup Qualifier
Uruguay v Chile
Bulgaria v Hungary
Iceland v Romania
Bosnia&H v N’Ireland
Norway v Serbia
Scotland v Israel
Togo v Libya
Russia v Sweden
S’Africa v Namibia
England v Wales