Women’s Euro Preview: Vivianne Miedema out of Netherlands with Covid as Switzerland juggles disease outbreak ahead of Sweden match | football news

Vivianne Miedema has been ruled out of the Netherlands’ second Euro group stage match against Portugal after testing positive for Covid, with Switzerland dealing with an outbreak of illness ahead of their match with Sweden.

Sweden vs Switzerland: How will the stomach virus affect the Swiss?

Switzerland heads into their second group match with a team that has been ravaged by a stomach bug in recent days. They had to cancel training on Monday with eight players out due to illness.

The Swiss are expected to field a team against Sweden on Wednesday night, but head coach Nils Nielsen and his staff will have to manage their players.

speaking to UEFA.comhe said: “Some of them aren’t feeling well yet, so it’s very doubtful. But others weren’t hit that hard, so they might be ready for tomorrow.”

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Switzerland has been affected by an illness that affected their preparations for their match against Sweden.

“It’s not an ideal situation at all, but we’re still preparing as best we can and making sure the girls have every chance to prepare theoretically. And then we have to see how much power we have in our legs to execute it.”

“With all these things, of course, it gets more difficult, but it’s not impossible. If we can put 11 players on the field, we can still beat them. It’s just that the chances of beating them are getting smaller and smaller if things don’t work out. “. Let’s not start going our way.

“If you’ve been really sick and haven’t been able to eat anything, you may not feel ready for this game. We can’t tell yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.”

Ramona Bachmann gave an insight into how Switzerland has prepared in recent days.
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Ramona Bachmann gave an insight into how Switzerland has prepared in recent days.

Ramona Bachmann also gave insight into how Switzerland has been preparing to try to contain a disease outbreak.

“Mainly inside, [she has been] in my room,” he added. UEFA.com. “We were isolated from each other, we weren’t allowed to train, we weren’t allowed to eat together, so we were served food in our rooms.

“To be honest, it was a bit boring. But that’s what you have to do to make sure you don’t spread it.”

“[Switzerland prepared] with videos, especially since we were not allowed to leave the room. So we had video calls and reviewed the videos like we normally do.”

Holland vs Portugal: Miedema out with Covid

Dutch striker Miedema tested positive for Covid and went into isolation ahead of their second European Championship group match against Portugal.

Miedema led the Netherlands to the title after scoring four goals in the 2017 edition, including a brace in the final. The 25-year-old has scored 94 goals in 112 international matches.

“Unfortunately, Vivianne Miedema has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be isolated in the coming days,” the Dutch team announced on Tuesday. “When she no longer has symptoms and she tests negative, she will be able to rejoin the team.”

Van Veenendaal was injured in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sweden
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Sari van Veenendaal was injured in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Sweden

It’s another absentee headache for Mark Parsons and the Netherlands, who can no longer count on goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal for the remainder of the European Championships with a shoulder injury.

Daphne van Domselaar, 20, is expected to take her place as the Netherlands aim for their first win in defense of the title, entering the game as heavy favourites.

Head Coach Parsons said: “They’re going to be ready, they’re going to be very tough.

“Since I’ve been here, we’ve played in World Cup qualifying several times when you’d say: ‘Okay, the Netherlands should be favourites.’ Women’s football continues to rise and you have to respect everyone, you have to be very focused and on fire.

“Without complacency, we have to be at our best every moment.”

Despite being seen as the underdog, Portugal are on a five-game unbeaten run and showed great determination to come back from 2-0 down to take a point against Switzerland.

Diana Gomes sparked Portugal's comeback early in the second half
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Diana Gomes sparked a Portugal comeback early in the second half

Head coach Francisco Neto said: “We need to start very focused on our work. At this level, mistakes will be punished.”

“Against experienced teams, used to these games, with players with great talent, we must be completely focused and try to nullify the attacking talent of the Netherlands.

“There is only one way to do it: to have the ball and keep it. That is our mission. We have been hitting above our weight for years. We have to be more united, better organized defensively and avoid losing the ball when we have it.” it’s.”

Follow Euro 2022 through Sky Sports

Stay up to date with the latest from Euro 2022 via Sky Sports and Sky Sports News this summer.

Coverage will be provided by Sky Sports WSL presenter Caroline Barker, along with Jessica Creighton and Kyle Walker. For their part, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Laura Bassett will give analysis throughout the tournament.

They will also be joined by experienced England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Manchester City defender Esme Morgan.

Pundits and presenters will work from the Sky Sports Women’s Euro 2022 mobile presentation bus, which will follow the Sky Sports News team around the country to the various stadiums where the matches are played.

In addition, Sky Sports’ Essential Football Podcast will change its name for the tournament to Sky Sports Women’s Euros Podcast from June 21. Hosted by Charlotte Marsh and Anton Toloui, it will feature exclusive news and player interviews, as well as robust tournament programming.

Eurocopa 2022: The groups…

Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland

B Group: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland

Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland

Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland

Eurocopa 2022: The calendar…

group stage

Wednesday July 6

Group A: England 1-0 Austria

Thursday July 7

Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland

friday july 8

B Group: Spain 4-1 Finland

B Group: Germany 4-0 Denmark

saturday july 9

Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland

Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden

sunday july 10

Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland

Group D: France 5-1 Italy

monday july 11

Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland

Group A: England 8-0 Norway

tuesday july 12

B Group: Denmark 1-0 Finland

Group B: Germany vs Spain – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium

Wednesday July 13

Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland – kick-off 5pm, Bramall Lane

Group C: Netherlands v Portugal – Kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village

Thursday July 14

Group D: Italy vs Iceland – kick-off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium

Group D: France vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium

friday july 15

Group A: Northern Ireland v England – kick-off 8pm, St Mary’s

Group A: Austria vs Norway – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium

saturday july 16

Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK

Group B: Denmark vs Spain – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium

sunday july 17

Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick-off 5pm, Bramall Lane

Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick-off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village

monday july 18

Group D: Iceland vs France – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium

Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium

knockout stage

Quarter finals

Wednesday July 20

Quarter Final 1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium

Thursday July 21

Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium

friday july 22

Quarter Final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village

Quarterfinals 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – kick-off 8 pm, New York Stadium

semifinals

tuesday july 26

Semi-Final 1: Quarter-Final Winners 1 v Quarter-Final Winners 3 – kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane

Wednesday July 27

Semi-Final 2: Quarter-Final Winners 2 v Quarter-Final Winners 4 – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK

Final

sunday july 31

Semi-final winners 1 v Semi-final winners 2 – kick-off 5pm, Wembley

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