Football

FA launch investigation after England duo break virus rules

Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been released from the England squad to face Denmark on Tuesday.

The Football Association have confirmed that they will be launching a full investigation into allegations that Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood broke protocol on England camp over the weekend.

It has been claimed that the pair invited women back to their hotel room in Iceland after Saturday’s game, breaking the Three Lions biosecure bubble.

In a statement, the FA revealed that they have started an enquire, and also confirmed that the pair will not be part of the squad to face Denmark on Tuesday.

“Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our COVID-19 rules,” the statement read.

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“While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.

“The FA will be launching a full investigation into the circumstances leading up to this breach. We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps.

“We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.

“Our immediate priority now is preparing the team for the match against Denmark tomorrow.”

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