What did Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood do wrong in Iceland?

What did Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood do wrong in Iceland?

July 11, 2021

ENGLAND youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home from England's hotel in Iceland for breaking Covid-19 guidelines in September of last year.

The pair snuck in two Icelandic girls to the England hotel which resulted in pictures of the three lions stars being leaked on social media.

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Nineteen-year-old Greenwood and twenty-one-year-old Foden snuck Icelandic student Lara Clausen, 19, and her cousin Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, into the Radisson Blu hotel whilst on international duty.

But MailOnline claim that Foden, 20, and Greenwood, 18, had been chatting up at least four local ladies ahead of landing in Reykjavik.

Another woman, Anita Gunnarsdottir, was filmed chatting to the players with a friend but insists she did not venture to the hotel.

What was their punishment?

Foden and Greenwood both made their England debuts just 24 hours earlierin the 1-0 victory over Iceland, but their actions resulted in a £1,360 fine from local police and an early flight home back to England.

Both players were also not selected for England's following international fixtures in October of 2020.

Speaking after the incident, three lions boss Gareth Southgate said:

"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.

"Given the procedures we have to follow they will have to travel home separately."

Are Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood playing at Euro 2020?

Premier League Young Player of the Year Phil Foden started and played 70 minutes of England's 1-0 win against Croatia on Sunday and is set to play a starring role in England's Euro 2020 campaign.

Manchester United teenager Mason Greenwood meanwhile will not play for England this summer after withdrawing from Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man squad due to an underlying injury problem.

The issue is thought to be with his groin and will keep him out until pre-season begins for the upcoming campaign.



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