Sarina Wiegman To Miss England Vs Northern Ireland After Positive Covid Test

Assistant coach Arjan Veurink will step-in as acting manager
14:00, 15 Jul 2022

England head coach Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be isolated from the England squad at the training base at Lensbury Resort when they take on Northern Ireland at St Mary's Stadium on Friday night. 

In Wiegman's absence, assistant coach Arjan Veurink will be leading the Lionesses out for their final group game of Euro 2022. 

In a statement on the England Football website, the FA confirmed that 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.’

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England already have their place in the quarter-finals confirmed thanks to a 1-0 win over Austria and an 8-0 victory against Norway in their opening two fixtures. 

The Lionesses are yet to taste defeat since the arrival of their Dutch manager, winning 14 games and drawing two. Wiegman won the Euros in her last outing as manager, when she led her home nation in 2017 before reaching the final of the World Cup two years later.

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