Offbeat England cancels women's international match against Germany

15:30  25 october  2020
15:30  25 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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The women's friendly match between Germany and England scheduled for Tuesday is canceled. England's association canceled the game.

Hätte gerne gegen England getestet: Bundestrainerin Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. © imago images Would have liked to test against England: National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.

reason is a positive corona case of a member of the function team in the English national team.

"We very much regret that our game against England cannot take place," said DFB Vice President Hannelore Ratzeburg. "We are well prepared and were really looking forward to this comparison. But we have to accept this decision by the English Association. We wish the team all the best and hope that the disease of the person concerned will take a mild course."

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Martina Voss-Tecklenburg "would have loved to play against England" too, but one has to "respect the FA's decision," said the national coach. "We are aware that we are living in difficult times and that, given the dynamics of the pandemic, unpredictable things can happen again and again." Your team will end the training camp in Wiesbaden early on Monday morning and send the players back to their clubs.

England national coach Phil Neville, who has not played a game with his team since March, thanked the DFB for their understanding. "I know the fans were hoping to see us play again, but I'm sure they will understand the decision."

The friendly game should have taken place on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Wiesbaden. The next international match for the German team is against Greece on November 27th.

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