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  • Updated: September 07, 2020

UEFA Nations League: England Duo Foden, Greenwood Dropped From England Squad After Breaching COVID-19 Rules

UEFA Nations League: England Duo Foden, Greenwood Dropped Fr

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden will not travel with the England squad from Iceland to Denmark after breaching UEFA's coronavirus protocols as reports claim they were seen bringing girls into the England hotel room.

The FA is investigating media reports in Iceland that Greenwood and Foden broke quarantine rules while at their team hotel in Reykjavik.

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England coach, Gareth Southgate has announced while speaking to media on Monday afternoon announced that the youngsters have been dropped in the game against Denmark.

Southgate confirmed the pair broke coronavirus secure bubble guidelines and have been sent back to England, without contact with any other players since Monday morning.

Southgate denied reports in Icelandic media that the two players invited girls back to the England team hotel.

"Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the team hotel," he insisted.

"We are still getting to the depths of all the information because it was only brought to my attention only a couple of hours before training, I am still getting to grips with some of the detail.

"What is clear is that there was a breach of the coronavirus guidelines. We spent such a long time getting those measures in place, the whole squad followed that together.

"We have had four tests in the period we have been together. Our staff has been incredible in keeping that secure and tight.

"In that respect, we have no alternative but to do what we are doing."

When asked if Manchester City midfielder Foden and Manchester United striker Greenwood actually left the team hotel, Southgate responded: "I'm not going into any more details until I am clear of everything.

"Nobody from outside our party has been inside the areas of the hotel that we are occupying."

"We are very clear that no other members of our party have been in contact with those players. That's why they couldn't join us for breakfast or training. We followed the guidelines," he said.

"It is a very serious situation and we have treated it that way and acted as quick as we have been able to."

Southgate will have a squad of 22 to choose from for the game in Copenhagen, which is live on Sky Sports Football from 7 pm on Tuesday.

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