Greenwood, Phil Foden caught with girls in Three Lions hotel

first_imgRising 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 short video – which has been published by Icelandic outlet DV – appears to show Greenwood and Foden relaxing in their England leisure wear, ignoring those protocols if they had guests 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 for potentially breaking the COVID quarantine.The FA have still to comment on the matter.Neither trained with the rest of the squad on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday’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.RelatedPosts Schools Resumption: Oyo warns public schools against non-compliance Edo Election: European Centre decries non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols Edo 2020: Voters observe social distancing, use of face masks During lockdown due to COVID-19, fellow England teammate 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.Tags: COVID-19 ProtocolsEngland FAGareth SouthgateMason GreenwoodPhil Fodenlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Winning the Europa League would make Martinez an Everton legend, says Southall

first_imgFormer Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has told talkSPORT manager Roberto Martinez will go down as a club legend if he guides the team to Europa League glory this season.The Toffees progressed to the competition’s round of 32 as group winners, despite a 1-0 defeat to Russian side Krasnodar at Goodison Park on Thursday night.Claiming top spot in Group H enhanced their chances of making the last-16, as they avoid a metting with the teams dropping down from the Champions League, and Southall insists Everton should make the competition their number one priority as they look to end the club’s long wait for silverware.The Merseyside outfit haven’t won a major trophy since their 1995 FA Cup final triumph over Manchester United, where superstar glovesman Southall was the hero with a series of crucial saves.And the Welshman believes the Spanish boss will etch his name into Everton folklore if they go all the way.“Any silverware Roberto Martinez can stick in the trophy cabinet will make him an Everton legend,” he told The Sports Bar.“It would take a small miracle for us to win the league at the moment and it looks like we’re going to struggle to get into the Champions League, unless we hit some magnificent form after Christmas.“So at the moment our best route to a trophy in the Europa League, so we really need to try and have a good go in this competition.“We need to win a trophy – we’ve gone too long without one – and, when you look at the teams that have gone through from the group stages, we are capable of winning the Europa League.”last_img read more

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