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Wiegman tests positive for Covid-19 | Misses N Ireland

England Women head coach Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be on the bench for the Lionesses' final Euro 2022 group stage game against Northern Ireland at St Mary's on Friday night.

Wiegman 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.

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.

Wiegman said rotation is unlikely as England face British rivals Northern Ireland in their final Group A match at Euro 2022, while Kenny Shiels wants his side to leave the tournament on a 'feel-good note'.

Euro debutants Northern Ireland, who cannot qualify for the quarter-finals, have lost all eight of their previous meetings with the Lionesses, being outscored 44-2 in the process.

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