Sarina Wiegman forced to miss England game after positive Covid test

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The Guardian

England’s manager Sarina Wiegman will miss the Lionesses’ final group game of Euro 2022 after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Dutchwoman faces a period of isolation, with England facing Northern Ireland at St Mary’s on Friday night.

A record-breaking 8-0 victory over Norway on Monday confirmed England’s place in the knockout stages and Wiegman will be keen to be back on the touchline for Wednesday’s quarter-final, with her assistant Arjan Veurink taking charge in her absence.

“England head coach Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid and will undertake a period of recovery at the squad’s base camp,” the Football Association said in a short statement.

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“Assistant coach Arjan Veurink will lead the team for tonight’s fixture against Northern Ireland. Wiegman will remain in remote contact with the players and technical staff and will be monitored regularly with a view to returning to all elements of her role as soon as possible.”

July 15, 2022 at 06:36PM Suzanne Wrack

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