Women's Sport: Lionesses contacted after two members of the FA staff are isolating

2020 SheBelieves Cup - Japan v England

Two members of the Football Association's staff have gone into self-isolation after being in contact with the president of Japan's FA - Kozo Tashima.

The English FA have now reached out to both England's men and women's squad after Tashima recently tested positive for Coronavirus at the SheBelieves Cup last month.

England women were recently in the US for the SheBelieves Cup, where they lost two of their three games, losing the trophy after winning it last year.

To date, no player or staff in the Lionesses squad has shown any symptoms of the virus.

A statement read: "We have every confidence that no player or member of the coaching staff was at any time in direct contact with the JFA president, but they have been offered reassurance and advice with the two people affected after meeting Kozo Tashima during the tournament."

Phil Neville's side finished third at the competition after losing 2-0 to the US in their opening game, before beating Japan 1-0 and finishing the tournament with a 1-0 defeat to Spain.

The poor performance at the cup has asked questions of whether Neville is the right man to be in charge of the Lionesses - they have now lost eight of their last 12 games.

The 43-year-old is set to take charge of Great Britain's women's football team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but with the Coronavirus wreaking havoc on sports events all over the world, Neville's tenure at the helm of England may very well be a different story come the summer.

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