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Women’s Euros: Germany suffer huge Covid-19 blow ahead of semi-finals

Klara Buhl at Germany
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Die Nationalelf must play without a key player when they face France on Wednesday.

Germany winger Klara Buhl has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his side’s clash against France in Euro 2022 semi-finals.

The Bayern Munich forward has starred for Germany in all of their four fixtures in the tournament. But, she won’t be able to play when Die Nationalelf meet France on Wednesday.

A statement from Germany’s social media outlets read: “Klara Buhl has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the semi-final vs France. 

“She has been isolated but is not currently displaying symptoms. The rest of the team and staff have returned additional negative tests.”

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Buhl’s absence will be a massive blow to Germany, who hope to reach their ninth European Championship final this year.

She has registered 13 goals in her 28 caps for the German national team, opening the scoring for his side in their 2-0 over Spain in the group stage.

Having lost two of their last three meetings against France, Germany will have to find a replacement for Buhl ahead of the upcoming game.

Wolfsburg forward Tabea Waßmuth might find a chance to start for Germany in the absence of Buhl. However, Germany manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg also has the option to take a more conservative approach by replacing her with Jule Brand.