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Katie Zelem from England women’s training camp after POSITIVE Covid-19 test

Manchester United Women’s captain Katie Zelem forced to pull out of England women’s training camp after testing POSITIVELY on Covid-19

  • Katie Zelem has had to withdraw from Lionesses training camp because of Covid-19
  • The Manchester United women’s captain has tested positive for the virus
  • She must spend a period of 10 days in isolation after the result
  • Manchester City’s summer addition Lucy Bronze has withdrawn due to injury

Katie Zelem has withdrawn from England’s women’s training camp at St George’s Park after a positive test for the coronavirus, while Lucy Bronze has also withdrawn due to an injury.

Manchester United captain Zelem will now isolate herself for 10 days in accordance with protocols, her club said.

The football association said Bronze, who rejoined Manchester City last week after leaving Lyon, would not participate in the camp after being injured in Sunday’s 0-0 Women’s Super League draw against Brighton.

“Manchester United’s Katie Zelem withdrew from the England training camp in September after testing positive for Covid-19,” the FA said.

“There are currently no plans to call for a replacement for Zelem.”

Everton’s Izzy Christiansen has been included in Phil Neville’s Lionesses squad to replace Bronze – her last cap came against Japan at the SheBelieves Cup in March 2019 when she sustained an ankle injury that led to surgery and missing out on that summer’s World Cup.

England gathered on Tuesday for the seven-day camp. They will face Germany in a friendly on October 27, their first match since the end of their 2020 SheBelieves Cup campaign in early March.