Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood sent home by Gareth Southgate. Both breached quarantine rules in Iceland. The English duo played in the 1-0 win against Iceland. Icelandic authorities have released CCTV footage. It shows Greenwood and Foden inviting girls into their hotel rooms.
Southgate on the situation
On Monday neither player appeared for training. England play Denmark next in the UEFA Nations League.
Garetg Southgate said that the boys had been ‘naive’.
“Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that two boys have broken the Covid guidelines in terms of our secure bubble and we had to decide very quickly that they could’t have any interaction with the team or travel to training.
“Given the procedures we have to follow they will have to travel home separately.”
Respective clubs on situation
Manchester City released a statement saying, “It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate. His behavior not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Man City player and England international.”
Manchester United said, “Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation.”