Sarina Wiegman: England manager tests positive for Covid ahead of Lionesses’ Euro 2022 vs Northern Ireland
England women’s coach Sarina Wiegman tested positive for Covid just hours before her side Euro 2022 game against Northern Ireland.
After leading the Lionesses to a 1-0 win over Austria and an 8-0 win over Norway over the past 10 days, the Dutchwoman will now miss the last game of the tournament hosts’ group stage.
A statement released by the FA on Friday morning said: “England head coach Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid and will be recovering at squad base camp.
“Assistant manager Arjan Veurink will lead the team against Northern Ireland tonight.
“Wiegman will remain in remote contact with the players and technical staff and will be monitored regularly to return to all elements of her role as soon as possible.”
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