Women's Euros: Germany suffer semi-final blow as COVID-19 rules Buhl out of France contest

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Germany will be without influential winger Klara Buhl for Wednesday's Euro 2022 semi-final clash with France after she tested positive for COVID-19.

Bayern Munich star Buhl has featured in all four of Die Nationalelf's fixtures at the tournament, opening the scoring in their 2-0 group-stage win against Spain.

Buhl, who has 13 goals in 28 appearances for Germany, also laid on Lina Magull's opener in a 2-0 quarter-final win over Austria last time out, before striking the crossbar in an entertaining contest that saw them woodwork hit five times.

An update issued via Germany's social media accounts on Tuesday read: "Klara Buhl has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the semi-final vs France.

"She has been isolated but is not currently displaying symptoms. The rest of the team and staff have returned additional negative tests."

Buhl's absence represents a significant blow for the eight-time European champions, who have lost two of their last three meetings with Les Bleues.

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