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Two England players face FA disciplinary action after being caught bringing girls to 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.

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.

While the pair would have been looking ahead to England’s next fixture against Denmark in Copenhagen on Tuesday night, they will now leave Iceland under a dark cloud, uncertain of making the next starting lineup.

The pair were both absent from England training on Monday and it is as yet unclear whether they will face any punishment by the Football Association.

Phil Foden told Sky Sports following the game: “It feels amazing, it is a dream come true. It was a very difficult game, they defended well, and we showed great character to stick in the game and luckily got the penalty at the end and scored.

“We all just tried to play our football and do what we do at our clubs, it was frustrating at times and we couldn’t break them down. I play at Man City and now play for England, it is very similar, a very high standard.”

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England boss Gareth Southgate said on Kyle Walker being handed a red card: “The sending off is obviously a key moment because I felt we were even more in control in the second half. It’s very difficult to win games of football at any level if you’re down to 10 men. That’s a lesson we have to learn. It was an unnecessary red card.

“Then another lesson we have to learn, because to invite the ball as we did and defend it the way we did [for Iceland’s penalty] was really poor play. In the end we get away with it.”

Player ratings

Iceland: Halldorsson (6), Hermannsson (6), Ingason (4), Arnason (6), Magnusson (5), Traustason (5), Bjarnason (4), Palsson (5), Thorsteinsson (5), Bodvarsson (5), Sigporsson (5).

Subs: Hallfredsson (6), Sigurdsson (5), Fridjonsson (n/a).

England: Pickford (6), Walker (3), Gomez (5), Dier (6), Trippier (6), Ward-Prowse (5), Rice (6), Foden (7), Sterling (8), Sancho (7), Kane (6).

Subs: Ings (6), Alexander-Arnold (n/a), Greenwood (n/a).

Man of the Match: Raheem Sterling


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