Sarina Wiegman will be back on the touchline for England’s Euro 2022 quarter-final against Spain after testing negative for COVID-19.

The Lionesses cruised through the group stages to reach the last eight on home turf, but were without head coach Wiegman for their most recent outing, against Northern Ireland, due to a positive coronavirus test.

Wiegman subsequently suggested she was “very hopeful” of returning for the crucial knockout clash at the AMEX Stadium, and the FA confirmed on Wednesday that the 52-year-old had recovered in time.

“Sarina Wiegman has tested negative for Covid,” a statement from the FA read. 

“Wiegman will now return to all elements of her role and will take her place on the bench for tonight’s quarter-final against Spain.”

Wiegman has named the same starting XI in every match so far and is expected to do the same in Brighton, on the same ground where England thumped Norway 8-0 in their second group-stage match.

The winners of England’s clash with La Roja will face either Sweden or Belgium, who meet at Leigh on Friday, in the final four.

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