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England’s Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden may be kicked out of squad


An Icelandic beauty queen and her cousin have revealed how they met England stars Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden online before hooking up with them in the team’s quarantined hotel room.

Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, revealed how she had been chatting with young Manchester United star Greenwood, 18, for a ‘couple of days’ before he and fellow England starlet Foden visited Iceland for a Nations League game in Reykjavík.

The pair, who both made their England debut in the game against Iceland on Saturday, then sneaked Nadia and her cousin and best friend Lara Clausen, a 19-year-old law student, into the team hotel.

She says the four of them spent the evening getting to know each other, before describing the Three Lions stars as ‘gentlemen’. 

She told MailOnline: ‘We met online. I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland. 

The Icelandic girls, one of whom is 20-year-old model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, then ask how the stars are going to sneak them into the hotel

Nadia, a model, says the pair felt 'very, very, very bad' about the situation

The Icelandic girls, one of whom is 20-year-old model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir (pictured), then ask how the stars are going to sneak them into the hotel

The two girls pictured on the night they went to the England team's hotel to meet the young stars, who both made their debuts for the national team against Iceland on Saturday

The two girls pictured on the night they went to the England team’s hotel to meet the young stars, who both made their debuts for the national team against Iceland on Saturday

Phil Foden (left) and Mason Greenwood are both heading home after breaking quarantine rules

Phil Foden (left) and Mason Greenwood are both heading home after breaking quarantine rules

A Snapchat clip released by DV appears to show Phil Foden (pictured) and Mason Greenwood in a hotel room with female company

The clip shows Greenwood (pictured) and Foden wearing their new England training kits

A Snapchat clip released by DV appears to show England youngsters Phil Foden (pictured) and Mason Greenwood in a hotel room with female company

‘They did know that they had to quarantine, but we figured that since they were playing Iceland, they had been tested before and it would be OK.’

It comes after video revealed how the England stars had engaged in aflighty chat with the Icelandic beauty queen and her friend before the football stars smuggled them into the team hotel.

Video shows the two women talking to Greenwood and Foden, who are asked by the girls, ‘what do you think,’ when they are asked why they are coming to the hotel.

They then ask the stars are going to sneak them into the hotel. A later video then shows the footballers in the hotel.

The footage has been revealed hours after England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed the pair had been kicked out of the squad after they were filmed meeting with girls in the team hotel in Iceland – breaking strict coronavirus quarantine rules.

 

This is the moment England stars Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden engage in a flighty chat with an Icelandic beauty queen and her friend before smuggling them into the team hotel in Iceland

Video shows the girls receiving a photograph message from Phil Foden before they meet at the hotel

Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, with her cousin and friend Lara Clausen, a 19-year-old law student

Video shows the girls receiving a photograph message from Phil Foden (pictured left) before they meet at the hotel. Pictured right: Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, with her cousin and friend Lara Clausen, a 19-year-old law student

The young stars, who made their debut for England against Iceland on Saturday, will not travel with their team-mates to Denmark today after footage emerged of the pair in a hotel room with the girls.

The pair will instead fly home separately from the rest of the England team, back to Manchester.  

The conversation between the two girls and the England stars 

Foden: Say that again, what was you saying?

Girl: What’s the plan?

Foden: What’s the plan?

Girl: Mhmm

Foden: (To Mason) Mason what’s the plan?

Mason: Depends what you want

Foden: He says depends what do you want

Girl: We can come to the hotel but I dont know how you’re going to sneek us in

Foden: What you coming to the hotel for?

Mason: What do you think Foden: What does she want-

Girl: Yeah what do you think bro Girl:(Speaks In Icelandic to other girls)

Mason + Foden: Discussing, hard to tell what they are saying.

Foden: Have you got a mate

Girl: What?

Foden: Your friend

Girl: Yeah

Today, one of the girls has apologised for her part in the incident, saying she felt ‘really, really, really bad’. 

She told MailOnline: ‘I feel really sorry for him and I never wanted to put them in that position but we didn’t know any better and we didn’t know that they were quarantining, or else we wouldn’t have gone to meet them.

‘We didn’t even know who Phil was. I asked Phil who he was. I’m not that much into football. I don’t watch football at all.

‘We didn’t even know that Mason played for Man United. 

She added: ‘We haven’t spoken to them since. We don’t want to interrupt them because they are of course going through a lot right now. They haven’t contacted us.

‘It was a good night that we had, of course. We were all the four of us spending time together and getting to know each other. They were nice guys. Really, really nice.’

Lara added: ‘They were just young. We were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes. They treated us really well. They were such gentlemen. Really nice guys.’

The images, published by Icelandic outlet DV days after the pair made their senior international debuts in a win over Iceland on Saturday, appear to show Foden, 20, and Greenwood, 18, disregarding strict protocols put in place to ensure Covid safety among the players.

Today, England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed the pair will travel home separately from the rest of the team.

The national team were given an exemption from Iceland’s quarantine rules, which mean all foreign travellers have to quarantine for 14 days – regardless of how long their stay in the country is.

Instead, Gareth Southgate’s men were banned from meeting anyone outside of their bubble and were only allowed to go to their training facilities and the match while in the country. 

Foden and Greenwood (pictured with Gareth Southgate) made their senior debuts this week

Foden and Greenwood (pictured with Gareth Southgate) made their senior debuts this week

Foden, above with Man City boss Pep Guardiola, has a two-year-old son and a girlfriend

Foden, above with Man City boss Pep Guardiola, has a two-year-old son and a girlfriend 

ICELAND’S COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Iceland has strict rules on quarantines for incoming travellers.

As of August 19, all travellers from risk areas to Iceland that enter the country are obligated to go into a 14 day quarantine.

This is regardless of duration of the intended stay in Iceland or purpose of the visit. 

It can be shortened by undergoing  testing for COVID-19 on arrival and again on day five of the quarantine.

But the England team struck up a deal with Icelandic authorities so the team could play their Nations League clash with Iceland on Saturday.

As part of the rules, the England team were told to isolate in the hotel, only leaving to go to training and matches.

The pair’s conduct in bringing girls back has also contravened the FA’s behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty.

In the short clip, Foden and Greenwood appear to be wearing their new England training wear and the players are now in hot water with management.

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 talking ‘with one of the boys for a few days’.

She said: ‘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.’

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 midfielder Foden started for Gareth Southgate’s side against Iceland on Saturday night, making his senior international debut.

Meanwhile, Greenwood, who starred for Manchester United at the end of the recent Premier League season, came off the bench to achieve the same accolade. 

United's Mason Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend Harriet Robson back in May

United’s Mason Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend Harriet Robson back in May

City star Foden regularly posts pictures with his young son, who turned one back in January

City star Foden regularly posts pictures with his young son, who turned one back in January

Greenwood, pictured in training on Sunday, will head back to Manchester United on Monday

Greenwood, pictured in training on Sunday, will head back to Manchester United on Monday

Foden was all smiles on Sunday but is now leaving the camp under a dark cloud this week

Foden was all smiles on Sunday but is now leaving the camp under a dark cloud this week

England's senior stars trained on Monday morning, but Foden and Greenwood were absent

England’s senior stars trained on Monday morning, but Foden and Greenwood were absent

The likes of James Ward-Prowse (centre) and Jack Grealish (left) were in high spirits on Monday

The likes of James Ward-Prowse (centre) and Jack Grealish (left) were in high spirits on Monday

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 and return home.

The pair were both absent from England training on Monday and it was then confirmed that they would leave the camp and travel home before the team’s second and final match.

England boss Gareth Southgate today faced the media for a press conference where he discussed the issue.

He said: ‘Two of the boys have broken the Covid-19 guidelines, in terms of our secure bubble.

‘We had to decide very quickly that they couldn’t have any interaction with the rest of the team and wouldn’t be able to train.

‘Obviously they have been naive. We have dealt with it appropriately. I recognise their age but the whole world is dealing with this pandemic.

‘Now they will have to travel back to England separately.’

He added: ‘Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the hotel.’

It has been reported by news outlet DV that the girls did not go into the players’ room, but instead two other rooms had been booked where the could meet the woman, who both reportedly from Iceland. 

Greenwood is a rising star at Manchester United. The club have called his actions 'disappointing'

Foden is also highly rated by Manchester City. The club says the player's actions were 'totally inappropriate'

Greenwood (pictured left) is a rising star at Manchester United. The club have called his actions ‘disappointing’. Foden (pictured right) is also highly rated by Manchester City. The club says the player’s actions were ‘totally inappropriate’

The news outlet reports that, at first, only one of the woman was going to meet Greenwood, before a friend of hers decided to go with her.

A spokesperson for Greenwood’s club, Manchester United, said they were ‘disappointed’.

The spokesperson said: ‘Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation.’

A statement from City read: ‘It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate.

‘His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international.’



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