Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood sent home from England duty over Covid breach

Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been sent home from England duty after breaching the team's coronavirus guidelines.

Manager Gareth Southgate said on Monday that the Manchester City midfielder and the Manchester United forward would not be travelling from Iceland, where they made their senior England debuts on Saturday, to Denmark for Tuesday's Nations League match.

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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Raheem Sterling of England celebrates with Mason Greenwood of England after scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Jordan Pickford of England celebrates victory with Eric Dier of England during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Victor Palsson of Iceland shakes hands with Gareth Southgate, Manager of England after the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: England fans watch the game from outside the stadium during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Harry Kane of England is challenged by Kari Arnason of Iceland during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Kyle Walker of England walks off after being sent off during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Raheem Sterling of England scores his sides first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Raheem Sterling of England celebrates with his team mates after scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Raheem Sterling of England is fouled by Sverrir Ingi Ingason of Iceland and a penalty is awarded during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
England's midfielder Eric Dier (R) and his team-mates celebrate after England's forward Raheem Sterling (hidden) scored from the penalty spot during the UEFA Nations League football match between Iceland v England on September 5, 2020 in Reykjavik. (Photo by Haraldur Gudjonsson / AFP) (Photo by HARALDUR GUDJONSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
England's forward Harry Kane (C) and Iceland's midfielder Victor Palsson (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match between Iceland v England on September 5, 2020 in Reykjavik. (Photo by Haraldur Gudjonsson / AFP) (Photo by HARALDUR GUDJONSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Iceland's goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson (R) dives for the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match between Iceland v England on September 5, 2020 in Reykjavik. (Photo by Haraldur Gudjonsson / AFP) (Photo by HARALDUR GUDJONSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Players of both teams line up on the pitch prior to the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Iceland and England at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images)
Iceland's players line up prior to the UEFA Nations League football match between Iceland v England on September 5, 2020 in Reykjavik. (Photo by Haraldur Gudjonsson / AFP) (Photo by HARALDUR GUDJONSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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"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 they couldn't have interaction with the rest of the team," Southgate said.

Southgate added: "Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the hotel. We are still getting to the depths of all the information because this was only brought to my attention a couple of hours before training, so I'm still getting to grips with the detail.

"What is clear is there is a breach of the Covid-19 guidelines. The whole squad have really followed that to the letter. I'm not going into any more details until I'm aware of everything."

Allegations emerged in the Icelandic media outlet DV on Monday that the pair were visited by two local girls during the trip.

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