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England head coach Sarina Wiegman returned to the dugout for the Euro 2022 quarter-final win against Spain after she tested negative for Covid-19.

The Dutchwoman was forced to watch in isolation as the Lionesses beat Northern Ireland on Friday night, having tested positive earlier in the day.

England won 5-0 even without Wiegman in attendance as her assistant Arjan Veurink oversaw victory at St Mary’s. But she was cleared for the last-eight meeting with Spain at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.

Wiegman had been communicating virtually with her staff members, as well as the media, and has socially distanced while watching training in recent days.

She said on the eve of the Spain clash that she was “very hopeful” that she would return a negative test in time to be on the touchline in Brighton.

“I’m good, I’m feeling well. I’m actually ready to go, but still have to wait,” she said on Monday afternoon. “Of course I’m very hopeful but we’ll see what happens, and we do know if I can’t be there I’ll be around in another way.”

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