Two of England’s youngsters, Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden, who recently made their debut for the three lions face the risk of disciplinary actions after footage emerged that the pair smuggled girls back to the team hotel in Denmark.
The youngsters made their senior international debuts in the win over Iceland on Saturday – but those accomplishments have now been overshadowed.
Players have been given strict guidelines to ensure COVID safety – and the images – who have been published by Icelandic outlet DV – appears to show Foden and Greenwood disregard those protocols.
Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have broken Iceland’s Covid-19 restrictions after inviting girls back to their quarantine hotel in Iceland.
The government had recently clamped down and brought in further restrictions after a spike in local transmission.
The England team though exempted, nevertheless, foreign travellers arriving in the country are being forced to quarantine for 14 days before they are allowed to travel freely in the country.
Both Mason and Foden’s conduct also contravenes the FA’s behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty.
According to Mail Online, in a short clip, Foden and Greenwood appear to be wearing their new England training wear and the players are now likely to be in hot water with management.
Foden has a two-year-old son and a long-term girlfriend, while United star Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend back in May.
Manchester City’s midfielder, Foden made his senior international debut starting against Iceland while Greenwood came off the bench to achieve the same accolade.
The pair would have to wait on the verdict of Football Association to ascertain if they would be a part of England boss, Gareth Southgate’s plan ahead of their next fixture against Denmark.
Both players were both absent from England training on Monday and it is as yet unclear whether they will face any punishment by the Football Association.
Southgate is set to face the media for a press conference on Monday afternoon, where he is likely to field questions about Foden and Greenwood’s behaviour.
In an interview with DV, one of the girls in the Snapchat video allegedly filmed in the hotel room said: ‘We had no idea about these [Covid-19] rules, they never said we could not take pictures.’
Another girl claimed to have notified the England stars that the pictures were in circulation with a Snapchat message, but ‘they have not opened it’.
She also claimed to have been in a relationship ‘with one of the boys for a few days’, noting: ‘The only thing I can say is that I had been talking to one of them for a few days. I’m not going to say where.’