England Women's Euro 2022 squad: the final 23-player line-up, fixtures and more

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england euro 2022 Sarina Wiegman tests positive for Covid ahead of England v Northern Ireland and could miss Euros quarter-final - John Walton/PA
england euro 2022 Sarina Wiegman tests positive for Covid ahead of England v Northern Ireland and could miss Euros quarter-final - John Walton/PA

England have so far managed to avoid picking up any fresh covid infections since manager Sarina Wiegman’s positive test.

Given that it has been more than 48 hours since Wiegman started feeling unwell and returned a positive test, sources have told Telegraph Sport that the chances of there being a mass outbreak within camp have dramatically reduced.

There had been fears in the hours that followed the 52-year-old’s test result that more players and staff would become ill with the virus.

Wiegman had been in contact with various members of the playing squad, as well as backroom team, in the days leading up to her positive test on Friday morning.

But there has not been another positive test result at England’s training camp over the weekend and although it is too soon to rule out further infections being detected, the hopes of getting a clean bill of health for the Euros quarter final against Spain on Wednesday night have improved.

The FA are being far more cautious in their behaviour since Wiegman’s case and have cancelled a media day at the training ground on Monday, switching interviews to online while team meetings at the Lensbury Resort are also taking place outdoors for the foreseeable future.

England take on Spain in Brighton on Wednesday night hoping to reach the semi-finals of a fourth successive major tournament. That would show remarkable consistency for an international team, although the stated aim is to be crowned European champions this summer.

It is too soon to say whether Wiegman will be able to take her place in the dugout against Spain although preparations have been made if she has to manage the team remotely.

Wiegman will test daily in the hope that she returns a negative test before the game at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday night.

If she does test negative, her assistant Arjan Veurink will take charge of the team on matchday, with Wiegman staying in touch with players and coaching staff remotely before, during and after the match.

Who is in the England squad?

What are England's Euro 2022 fixtures?

Wednesday, July 6

Monday, July 11

Friday, July 15

Wednesday, July 20

  • Quarter-final 1: England vs Spain, 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium

Thursday, July 21

  • Quarter-final 2: Germany vs Austria, 8pm, Brentford Community Stadium

Tuesday, July 26

  • Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 vs Winners quarter-final 3, 8pm, Bramall Lane

Wednesday July 27

  • Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 vs Winners quarter-final 4, 8pm, Stadium MK

Sunday, July 31

  • Final: Winners semi-final 1 vs Winners semi-final 2, 5pm, Wembley