Sarina Wiegman will be in the quarter-final of Euro 2022 in England against Spain after a negative Covid test

Wiegman tested positive for the virus last week, forcing her to miss England’s final group game on Friday, which they won 5-0 against Northern Ireland.

The 52-year-old has since been forced to work remotely, hold team meetings via Zoom and watch training from afar, wearing a face mask.

His place in the dugout for Wednesday night’s quarter-final against Spain was duly a major doubt given the tight deadline.

Wiegman, however, has now tested negative just hours before the game and will be on the sidelines at the Amex.

An FA statement said: “England head coach Sarina Wiegman has tested negative for Covid. Wiegman will now return to all elements of his role and take his place on the bench for the quarter. tonight’s final against Spain at the Brighton & Hove Community Stadium.

Wiegman pointed out that his absence hasn’t affected the team too much over the past few days, with his team planning for such a scenario before the tournament started.

She carried out her media duties on Tuesday lunchtime via Zoom and then expressed her hope that she could be with the squad for the game against Spain.

” I’m doing well thanks. I feel good. I’m ready to go, but I still have to wait,” Wiegman said.

“Yeah, of course, I have a lot of hope, but we will see what happens. We know that if I can’t be there, I will be there in another way.

“We had a line so I was in touch all the time. I was watching the game [against Northern Ireland] of course from here so we stayed connected all the time. If necessary, this is what we will do again tomorrow.

“It’s not the worst nightmare, just a situation we have to deal with. We thought, what can we expect? What could develop? He was one of them. We have everything set up. »

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