A new video has emerged on social media, which shows Phil Foden setting up a meeting with a girl, most likely Icelandic, to the team hotel.
Two England players face FA disciplinary action after being caught bringing girls to team hotel, according to various reports.
Three Lions youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood could face disciplinary punishments after footage emerged of the pair allegedly bringing girls back to the team hotel in Iceland. Take a look at the clip that is doing the rounds on social media below…
Foden and Greenwood are done out here ? These Icelandic girls be snaking pic.twitter.com/W5gXdS5mZM
— Niall Moran ? (@niallmoran_) September 7, 2020
The duo made their senior international debuts in the 1-0 victory against Iceland on Saturday night. However those achievements are now being overshadowed by this latest story.
Players have been given strict guidelines to ensure coronavirus safety – and the images, including a very short clip, published by Icelandic outlet DV – appears to show Foden and Greenwood disregard those protocols.
The pair’s conduct in allegedly bringing girls back is also likely to have broke the FA’s behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty.
In the footage, 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 staff including Gareth Southgate.
Foden has a two-year-old son and a long-term girlfriend back at home, and aren’t allowed to be with them, while Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend back in May.
Manchester City midfielder Foden made his debut for Southgate’s side against the Icelandic outfit at the week, making his senior international debut, while Greenwood came off the bench to achieve the same accolade.
Southgate confirmed the pair broke coronavirus secure bubble guidelines and have been sent back to England, without contact with any other players since Monday morning.
BREAKING: Gareth Southgate reveals Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have broken Covid guidelines and will be travelling back to England pic.twitter.com/Fnwdq5F3bL
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 7, 2020
“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 very quickly that they could not have any interaction with the team, wouldn’t be able to train.
“Given the procedures we have to follow now, they have to travel back to England separately.”
Southgate said the breach had occurred outside of the part of the hotel the FA has booked for the England squad.
“Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the team hotel,” he insisted.
“We are still getting to the depths of all the information because it was only brought to my attention only a couple of hours before training, I am still getting to grips with some of the detail.
“What is clear is that there was a breach of the coronavirus guidelines. We spent such a long time getting those measures in place, the whole squad followed that together.
“We have had four tests in the period we have been together. Our staff have been incredible in keeping that secure and tight.
“In that respect we have no alternative but to do what we are doing.”
When asked if Manchester City midfielder Foden and Manchester United striker Greenwood actually left the team hotel, Southgate responded: “I’m not going into any more details until I am clear of everything.
“Nobody from outside our party has been inside the areas of the hotel that we are occupying.”
Southgate believes the game against Denmark is not in any danger of being called off because of how staff followed guidelines and restricted access for Foden and Greenwood from the rest of the team.
“We are very clear that no other members of our party have been in contact with those players. That’s why they couldn’t join us for breakfast or training. We followed the guidelines,” he said.
“It is a very serious situation and we have treated it that way and acted as quickly as we have been able to.
“They have been naive and we have dealt with it appropriately. The whole world is dealing with this pandemic and every age group has a responsibility in keeping each other safe.”
In a statement, an FA spokesperson added: “Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our COVID-19 rules.
“While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.
“The FA will be launching a full investigation into the circumstances leading up to this breach. We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps.
“We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.
“Our immediate priority now is preparing the team for the match against Denmark tomorrow.”
Foden: “What are you going to come to the hotel for?”
Greenwood: “What do you think?”
Doing the history of our number 11 proud.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 7, 2020
Mason: «What are you coming to the hotel for?»
Foden: «What do you think?»????
Foden was REEEAAADYYYY
— Momodou Lion Njie (@molionnjie_) September 7, 2020
I think they were set up by the girls . if not why did the girls record the call on video. Never trust girls ?
— Kenneth (@Kenneth37069101) September 7, 2020
Is that Phil foden I see ?? pic.twitter.com/U8mopAizTQ
— DOTMANZI (@dotunadeoye11) September 7, 2020
Sly girls baiting man out
— Sonny Bradley (@Gbradley1204) September 7, 2020
they are escorts sherlock
— I.M (@Ib34393944) September 7, 2020
they’re desperate for clout smh
— ????? (@utdjxme) September 7, 2020
????now Foden and Greenwood have been kicked out of the England Squad
— Fifi (@RefilweMildred2) September 7, 2020
Inviting random people into their hotel during a pandemic despite all the strict rules in place?? Do you want football cancelled for another 4 months or something? The rules are there for a reason.
— Sam (@LLSS1985) September 7, 2020
— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) September 7, 2020
I hope this Foden story is bullshit because he’s got a girlfriend and a kid at home.
— Luke (@southcitizen284) September 7, 2020
Hasn’t Foden just had a kid with his childhood sweetheart? Lovely lad. https://t.co/0qW0Nac117
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) September 7, 2020