Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden Axed from England Team

Investigations are ongoing amid media reports in Iceland that Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden breached UEFA’s coronavirus protocols while at their team hotel in Reykjavik.

Both Greenwood, 18 and Foden, 20, made their England debuts in the 1-0 win over Iceland two days ago. They were absent from training on Monday morning and are doubtful for the UEFA Nations League fixture away to Denmark.

Despite the clear guidance around Covid-19, both Greenwood and Foden Greenwood were found to be in breach of the rules after Icelandic media published stills and a short video of girls in a hotel room with from Sunday. 

England manager Gareth Southgate was left with no option but to excluded the pair from the team, and given they broke the team bubble they have been sent home early from the camp.

With Greenwood and Foden likely to be absent, Southgate will have a squad of 22 to choose from for the game in Copenhagen, which will take place 7 pm on Tuesday.