Phil Neville head coach of England Women's Football Team Camp, St. George's Park National Football Centre, Burton upon Trent, UK - 17 May 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

England’s trip to Germany postponed due to positive Covid-19 test

The Football Association have this morning announced that England’s international friendly against Germany in Wiesbaden on Tuesday afternoon has been postponed following a positive Covid-19 test in the camp.

The Lionesses were set to face Germany in their first competitive match since their SheBelieves Cup participation in March but the game will now not go ahead.

It has been reported that a member of England’s backroom staff has tested positive for Coronavirus and it has therefore been deemed in the best interests of both nations to call the match off.¬†As a further precaution, The Football Association have instructed all members of the England squad to ¬†return to their clubs ahead of schedule.

The Lionesses were most recently in action on Friday evening when manager Phil Neville again fielded two England sides against each other in an ’11v11′ internal friendly match at St George’s Park. The ‘home team’ captained by Steph Houghton came out on top as 1-0 winners following a Lucy Bronze own goal for the ‘away team’.

The decision to cancel Tuesday’s friendly in Germany will be welcome news for both Manchester City and Everton with the pair set to contest the 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend. In total, 13 players from the two clubs were set to travel with the England squad to Wiesbaden just five days before the Wembley showpiece.

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