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Greenwood & Foden face England axe over coronavirus rule breach

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Gareth Southgate has confirmed Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden will have no part to play in the upcoming match against Denmark.

Two of the players in the England national team grabbed headlines for the wrong reasons after the team’s 1-0 win in their 2020 Nations League opener against Iceland.

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden allegedly played host to unscheduled visitors in the team hotel while on international duty.

Brought into attention by Icelandic newspaper DV, the pair reportedly invited girls into their hotel room which was revealed by the said girls’ Snapchat video.

The actions of the Manchester United forward and the Manchester City midfielder go against the coronavirus safety regulations.

Both the players made their international debut only on the last weekend, with Foden starting the match while Greenwood coming off the bench.

However, they were absent from team training on Monday, and manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that they have been dropped from England’s squad to face Denmark.

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

“We had to decide very quickly that they could not have any interaction with the team, wouldn’t be able to train.

“Given the procedures we have to follow now, they have to travel back to England separately.”