England boss Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of her side’s final Euros group game against Northern Ireland on Friday evening.
The Lionesses booked their place in the knockout places via their record-breaking 8-0 win over Norway on Monday night.
Wiegman will be absent from the touchline for their last Group A game against Northern Ireland at St Mary’s.
And she could also miss the quarter-final clash, with England set to face one of Germany, Spain or Denmark at the AMEX Stadium on July 20.
The Football Association confirmed early on Friday afternoon that Wiegman had contracted Covid-19 and her assistant, Arjan Veurink, would take charge in the meantime.
“England head coach Sarina Wiegman has tested positive for Covid and will undertake a period of recovery at the squad’s base camp,” the FA announced in a short statement.
“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.”
UEFA protocols state players or staff only have to test if they have coronavirus symptoms and, as of yet, none of the England squad have been ruled out of the match.