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Southgate confirms Foden and Greenwood have been axed from England team

England boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been axed from the national team following their actions last weekend. The youngsters were caught after they brought back girls to their hotel. The girls in the hotel then filmed Foden and Greenwood wearing their England training gear and put the videos on social media.

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

Both players made their senior debut against Iceland and it was expected that Foden would be featuring in England’s starting eleven against Denmark. Southgate will not be adding a replacement to his team and England will now have a 22-man squad available for the Nations League clash with the Danes on Tuesday.

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