Greenwood and Foden ‘face England axe after being caught with girls in hotel’

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Rising England stars Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden face the axe from Gareth Southgate after footage emerged of them with women in a team hotel in Iceland.

The incident is alleged to have happened in Reykjavik following England's 1-0 win in the Nations League group game.

The duo both made their Three Lions debuts – but could now be sent home if the allegations prove correct after breaking strict Covid-19 guidelines surrounding the England squad and team staff.

Players have been given strict guidelines to ensure Covid safety – and the images – which have been published by Icelandic outlet DV – appear to show Greenwood ignoring those protocols. DV claims that Foden was also in the room at the time.

The pair's conduct in having two girls back in the room may have contravened the FA's behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty.

The FA have still to comment on the matter.

Neither trained with the rest of the squad this morning ahead of tomorrow's Nations League game against Denmark in Copenhagen.

The England team flew to Iceland on Friday and had remained in a strict social bubble. No players were allowed to have their families in the hotel.

The squad had been exempt from Iceland's five day quarantine rules due to them having been together in isolation at St George's Park before leaving England.

According to the terms of the exemption, the players were not to meet anyone outside of their own team members and were only allowed to go to practices and games.

It is not known if Southgate allowed his players to have some downtime following the win in Reykjavik.

The girls in question revealed their visit to the England hotel on social media late last night.

When contacted about the incident, both women refused to comment, only saying: "We do not want to discuss this. We don’t want to get them in trouble."

The fresh allegation is a potential blow to Southgate, coming less than three weeks after Harry Maguire was arrested in Mykonos following a drunken brawl with police and found guilty in a Greek court of aggravated assault and attempting to bribe officers.

Southgate was forced to axe Maguire from his squad and the Manchester United captain has appealed the conviction and awaiting a new trial date.

During lockdown due to Covid-19, fellow England team-mate Kyle Walker was also forced to make a public apology after breaking lockdown rules twice.

Southgate is a stickler for discipline and expects his players to follow the rules while representing their country.

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