Euro 2022: England boss Sarina Wiegman returns for quarter-final in opposition to Spain

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Sarina Wiegman spoke to journalists earlier than her aspect took to the sphere in opposition to Spain
Date: Wednesday, 20 July Venue: Amex Stadium, Brighton Kick-off: 20:00 BST
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England supervisor Sarina Wiegman returned for Wednesday’s Euro 2022 quarter-final in opposition to Spain after recovering from Covid.

Wiegman missed Friday’s 5-0 Group A win over Northern Eire with assistant Arjan Veurink taking cost.

Earlier than the Spain match, Wiegman stated she was “feeling effectively”.

The Soccer Affiliation confirmed on Wednesday the Dutchwoman had examined destructive and “would return to all components of her function”.

Affirmation of Wiegman’s return to the England bench got here as a big enhance simply hours earlier than the 20:00 BST kick-off at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.

She had been speaking with workers nearly and watching coaching from a distance exterior whereas carrying a masks as she recovered from the virus.

Wiegman stated the squad had been making ready for any situation that will occur throughout the Euros, together with the opportunity of Covid circumstances.

On Tuesday morning goalkeeper Hannah Hampton tested positive, whereas defender Lotte Wubben-Moy additionally missed England’s 8-0 win over Norway with Covid.

The last-eight tie on Wednesday sees England come up in opposition to a Spain aspect ranked seventh – one place above them – on the planet.

Spain, one of many pre-tournament favourites, received two of their three group video games, dropping 2-0 to Germany of their second match of the event.

Nonetheless unbeaten underneath Wiegman after 17 matches in cost, England received all three of their group video games, scoring 14 targets and conceding none.

England are aiming to succeed in the semi-finals for the second event in a row, having misplaced to hosts the Netherlands within the final 4 in 2017.

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