Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden are KICKED OUT of the England squad after being caught bringing girls back to the team’s hotel in Iceland, breaking strict quarantine bubble rules
- Mason Greenwood, 18, and Phil Foden, 20, are in hot water with England
- Both made their senior debuts against Iceland on Saturday night
- They have been caught bringing girls back to England’s team hotel in Iceland
- Pair will not travel with the England squad to Copenhagen on Monday evening
- Foden has a two-year-old son and is in a long-term relationship, while Greenwood broke up with his girlfriend back in May
England youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood will not travel with their team-mates to Denmark today after footage emerged of the pair bringing girls back to the team hotel in Iceland.
The pair made their senior international debuts in the win over Iceland on Saturday – but those accomplishments have now been overshadowed.
Players have been given strict guidelines to ensure Covid safety – and the images – published by Icelandic outlet DV – appears to show Foden and Greenwood disregard those protocols on Sunday.
A Snapchat clip released by DV appears to show England youngsters Phil Foden (pictured) and Mason Greenwood in a hotel room with female company
Phil Foden (left) and Mason Greenwood are both heading home after breaking quarantine rules
Foden and Greenwood (pictured with Gareth Southgate) made their senior debuts this week
Foden, above with Man City boss Pep Guardiola, has a two-year-old son and a girlfriend
ICELAND’S COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have broken Iceland’s Covid-19 restrictions after inviting girls back to their quarantine hotel in Iceland.
After a spike in local transmissions, the government recently clamped down and brought in further restrictions.
Although the England team are exempt, foreign travellers arriving in the country are being forced to quarantine for 14 days before they are allowed to travel freely in the country.
The pair’s conduct in bringing girls back has also contravened the FA’s behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty.
In the short clip, Foden and Greenwood appear to be wearing their new England training wear and the players are now in hot water with management.
In an interview with DV, one of the girls in the Snapchat video allegedly filmed in the hotel room said: ‘We had no idea about these [Covid-19] rules, they never said we could not take pictures.’
Another girl claimed to have notified the England stars that the pictures were in circulation with a Snapchat message, but ‘they have not opened it’.
She also claimed to have been in a relationship ‘with one of the boys for a few days’, noting: ‘The only thing I can say is that I had been talking to one of them for a few days. I’m not going to say where.’
Foden has a two-year-old son and a long-term girlfriend, while United star Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend back in May.
Manchester City midfielder Foden started for Gareth Southgate’s side against Iceland on Saturday night, making his senior international debut, while Greenwood came off the bench to achieve the same accolade.
United’s Mason Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend Harriet Robson back in May
City star Foden regularly posts pictures with his young son, who turned one back in January
Greenwood, pictured in training on Sunday, will head back to Manchester United on Monday
Foden was all smiles on Sunday but is now leaving the camp under a dark cloud this week
While the pair would have been looking ahead to England’s next fixture against Denmark in Copenhagen on Tuesday night, they will now leave Iceland under a dark cloud.
The pair were both absent from England training on Monday and it was then confirmed that they would leave the camp and travel home before the team’s second and final match.
England boss Southgate is set to face the media for a press conference on Monday afternoon, where he is likely to field questions about Foden and Greenwood’s behaviour.
Sportsmail has contacted the players’ agents for comment.
England’s senior stars trained on Monday morning, but Foden and Greenwood were absent
England’s players walk out onto the training pitch, before they travel on to Copenhagen
The likes of James Ward-Prowse (centre) and Jack Grealish (left) were in high spirits on Monday