England drops Foden, Greenwood for COVID-19 rule breaches

LONDON (AP) — England avid gamers Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood had been sent home and dropped for Tuesday’s sport against Denmark after breaching coronavirus rules in Iceland.

Foden and Greenwood every made their England debuts in the 1-0 victory over Iceland in the Nations League on Saturday.

But they’re going to return to England from Reykjavik other than touring to Copenhagen on Monday after social media video modified into revealed in Iceland purporting to show the avid gamers meeting ladies individuals from out of doors the crew bubble.

“Sadly this morning it modified into dropped at my attention that two of the boys devour damaged the COVID tips via our gain bubble,” England coach Gareth Southgate stated. “So we had to plot cease in a immediate time that they couldn’t devour any interaction with the relaxation of the crew and and wouldn’t be in a plot to shuttle to coaching.”

Southgate stated the avid gamers did additionally not join the relaxation of the squad for breakfast on Monday.

“They’ve been naive,” stated Southgate, who modified into unable to confirm if the 18-yr-worn Greenwood and 20-yr-worn Foden had left the crew hotel in Iceland.

“We are very positive that no various contributors of our birthday party devour been fervent with those two avid gamers. That’s why they couldn’t high-tail to breakfast this morning or join us for coaching. We are very positive now we devour got adopted the total tips in that regard.”

The England touring community, which is continually tested for COVID-19, modified into exempt from the Icelandic requirements to quarantine for five days on arrival.

“Given the procedures now we devour got to relate now they’re going to settle on to shuttle abet to England,” Southgate stated.

Every avid gamers will now return to their clubs in Manchester.

Manchester United stated it modified into “upset” by Greenwood’s behavior. Foden’s behavior modified into branded “fully inferior” by his club, Manchester City.

“His habits not ultimate straight contravenes strict tips connected to COVID-19, however additionally falls effectively beneath the fashioned anticipated of a Manchester City participant and England world,” City stated in a press open. “The club supports the FA (Soccer Affiliation) relating to this incident, and officers from the club are now all for relation to Phil’s enforced early return to the U.Ample.”

The want for avid gamers to restrict the likelihood of being contaminated modified into highlighted Monday by City additionally asserting that two avid gamers — Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte — had tested determined for the coronavirus.

The avid gamers devour not displayed any symptoms and are in self-isolation two weeks sooner than City starts its season against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sept. 21.

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