On air now

6 PM-9 PM

Women's friendly between Germa...

Sport

Women's friendly between Germany and England off due to COVID-19

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

1:40 PM - 25 Oct 2020



The friendly between Germany and England has been cancelled after a member of the England backroom team tested positive for coronavirus.

The English FA said concern for the safety and welfare of all players and staff was their top priority.

The Lionesses were due to play two-time world champions Germany in Wiesbaden on Tuesday.

The game was being played behind closed doors because of restrictions relating to the pandemic.

The current COVID-19 protocols enforced by the German government requires that any individual who tests positive whilst in the country must self-isolate for 14 days.

The FA say that the possibility of that happening to a player or member of England staff was a risk they were unwilling to take following the positive test.

England head coach Phil Neville said: "While we all wanted to play Tuesday’s game, this was absolutely the right course of action.

"I thank Germany’s staff for their understanding and our FA colleagues for their support.

"I know the fans were hoping to see us play again but I am sure they will understand the decision.

"We have still had a good week of training and are looking forward to getting together next month before our match against Norway in Sheffield."

The remainder of England's October camp at St. George’s Park has been cancelled and the players will return to their clubs immediately.



Read more about

England Fa Germany Phil Neville

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Saturday Hits

Saturday Hits

6 PM-9 PM

Share

Up next

Claire Beck’s Saturday SoundSy...

Claire Beck’s Saturday SoundSystem

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-8 AM

Share

Weekend Breakfast with Alison...

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Sunday Selection

Sunday Selection

11 AM-1 PM

Share

Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

12 PM-4 PM

Share

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's Songs of Praise

Ed's Songs of Praise

7 PM-10 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on