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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Germany coach Friederike Kromp first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup COVID case

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FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Germany head coach Friederike Kromp tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and was isolated as the ongoing FIFA…

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Germany head coach Friederike Kromp tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and was isolated as the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup had its first case of the coronavirus. Follow FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup updates with InsideSport.IN

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Germany coach Friederike Kromp first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup COVID case

Kromp tested positive for the virus hours before Germany’s quarter-final clash against favorites Brazil at the DY Patil Stadium here. Kromp will not sit in the team dug out on Friday, and she will be replaced by her Melanie Behringer as head coach, while Julia Simic will be an assistant on the sidelines.

“In my coaching team, the processes continue to fit together very well, we accepted the new situation very quickly. I have full confidence that my players will be supported in the best possible way by Melanie Behringer as head coach and the rest of the coaching staff around Julia Simic on the line.” Kromp was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the local organizing committee.

Behringer is a former professional player who represented Germany in 123 international matches. She won the WC in 2007 and is a two-time European champion and Olympic gold medalist in 2016.

Meanwhile, the start of the first quarter-final match between USA and Nigeria has been delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Germany coach Friederike Kromp first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup COVID case

Follow FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup updates with InsideSport.IN

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