England head coach Sarina Wiegman tests positive for Covid-19

England manager Sarina Wiegman tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Lionesses’ final Euro 2022 group game against Northern Ireland

  • The FA have confirmed that Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid-19
  • The England boss will be absent for tonight’s fixture against Northern Ireland
  • Assistant Arjan Veurink will lead the team for the final Euro 2022 group game 

England boss Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Lionesses’ final Euro 2022 group game against Northern Ireland. 

A statement from the FA read: ‘England Head Coach Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid and will undertake a period of recovery at the squad’s base camp. 

‘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.’

The FA have confirmed that England boss Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for coronavirus

England have already qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament following a 1-0 win over Austria in their opening game and then an 8-0 thrashing of Norway on Monday. 

Wiegman has named the same starting XI in both matches so far, but revealed that she was not planning wholesale changes against Northern Ireland. 

‘I believe in rhythm,’ she said. ‘I think when you have nine days in between the Norwegian game and the quarter-finals that’s too long.

‘I think you need more rhythm and keep the focus, and keep playing. So you couldn’t expect lots of rotations. During the game, probably, but not before the start.’




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