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England Drop Foden, Greenwood After COVID-19 Protocol Breach



England manager Gareth Southgate on Monday announced that Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been dropped from the squad.

Southgate revealed that Manchester City midfielder Foden and Manchester United forward Greenwood would not take part in their game against Denmark in Tuesday’s Nations League match.

Naija News reports that the England manager refused to comment on the nature of the virus protocol breach.

Foden, 20, and Greenwood, 18, had made their senior England debuts in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Iceland.

“Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that the two boys have broken the COVID guidelines in terms of our secure bubble,” Southgate told reporters.

“We had to decide they couldn’t have interaction with the rest of the team and wouldn’t be able to train. Given the procedures we have to follow now, they will have to travel back to England separately.”

Reports emerged on Monday of the England pair meeting two local girls during their time in Iceland.

This is a breach of the FA protocol of coronavirus (COVID-19).