Alan Browne has become the latest player to be ruled out of action for the Republic of Ireland after testing positive for COVID-19.
The FAI released a statement to confirm the Preston midfielder tested positive for coronavirus and will therefore miss the Nations League games against Wales and Bulgaria.
The FAI statement read: "The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Ireland midfielder Alan Browne has tested positive for COVID-19.
"The player has been isolated from the group as per COVID-19 protocols, and the HSE and UEFA have been informed of this development.
"There are no close contacts of the player and the rest of the staff & squad tested negative ahead of Sunday's UEFA Nations League fixture against Wales in Cardiff."
The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Ireland midfielder Alan Browne has tested positive for COVID-19
There are no close contacts of the player and the rest of the staff & squad tested negative ahead of Sunday's UEFA Nations League against Wales in Cardiff#COYBIG pic.twitter.com/Llpde9apHo
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Browne started for the Boys in Green in Thursday night's 3-0 defeat to England at Wembley and played the full 90 minutes for Stephen Kenny's side.
The 25-year-old is the second Ireland player to test positive for coronavirus during the current international break.
West Brom striker Callum Robinson was ruled out of all three games after returning a positive test before the England game.
Kenny is already without Seamus Coleman due to injury and James McCarthy is a major doubt for Sunday's game in Cardiff due to family reasons.
Ireland have gone six games without a win under Kenny and it's now five games without a goal.
Wales warmed up for Sunday's Nations League game with a scoreless draw against the USA in a friendly in Swansea.