Foden & Greenwood dropped from England team after breaking COVID-19 guidelines
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Foden & Greenwood dropped from England team after breaking COVID-19 guidelines

Mason Greenwood and Phil Fodden have been axed from the England national team after reportedly breaking COVID-19 rules. 

The youngsters made their senior debuts against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League and reportedly went against coronavirus guidelines by taking girls back to their rooms.

The duo missed Monday's training as the Three Lions prepared to face Denmark, and will not play any part in the match. 

Gareth Southgate later confirmed the decision to drop the two exciting youngsters, saying;

"Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that two boys have broken the Covid guidelines in terms of our secure bubble and so we had to decide very quickly that they couldn’t have any interaction with the team," he told reporters.

"These are two boys I don’t know particularly well at the moment so can’t speak in great depth. I have got to try and speak with them later in the appropriate way. They have got responsibilities and they have apologised.

"We are very clear that no other members of our party have been in contact with the two players - couldn’t join us for breakfast or training. It is a very serious situation and we have treated it that way.

"I think at the moment I’m trying to take a lot of information in. Obviously they have been naive, we have dealt with it appropriately. I recognize their age but the whole world is dealing with this pandemic."

England won the match in Reykjavik courtesy of a late Raheem Sterling penalty and will be in the hunt for a second win in as many matches. 

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