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Euro 2020: England suffer fresh setback as two key players withdraw



England has suffered more setback ahead of their Euro 2020 clash against Czech Republic on Tuesday night.

England manager, Gareth Southgate, will be without Chelsea stars, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell, against Czech Republic after both players had contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour, following his positive COVID-19 test last Friday.

A statement from England read on Tuesday: “We can confirm that Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount must isolate up to and including next Monday [28 June]. This decision has been taken in consultation with Public Health England.

“The pair were confirmed overnight as close contacts of Scotland’s Billy Gilmour after his positive COVID-19 test following last Friday’s match.

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“Chilwell and Mount will isolate and train individually in private areas at England’s training base in St. George’s Park, with the rest of the squad returning there after tonight’s fixture against Czech Republic at Wembley.

“We will continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime, while remaining in close contact with PHE.

“The entire England squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests. Further tests will be carried out as and when appropriate.”

Recall that England goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, had last week pulled out of England’s squad due to injury.


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