England Trio Return for Nations League Fixtures

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England players Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell could feature in the upcoming Nations League fixtures.

The players were initially banned from meeting up with the rest of the squad. Abraham, Sancho and Chilwell all attended a party at Abraham’s residence last week. As a result, the players breached the ‘rule of six’ currently in place in the UK.

Attending the party ruled out the trio’s inclusion in last night’s squad ahead of the friendly against Wales. Abraham, Sancho and Chilwell were also in jeopardy of missing the upcoming Nations League fixtures against Belgium and Denmark.

Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell Join England Squad Despite COVID Breach

Back in Contention

All three players will join England’s eco-secure bubble ahead of the fixtures this weekend and next week. However, this is subject to passing UEFA protocols via a coronavirus test today. All members of the squad take this test before the second round of Nations League fixtures.

On Wednesday, the FA were unable to make a decision on the inclusion of Abraham, Sancho and Chilwell. The governing body needed time to decide whether the trio posed any risk to the rest of the squad.

But, after returning negative tests, the players will join the England bubble for training as of Friday.

Relief for Trio

The news of their inclusion back in the squad will come as a relief to the three young England players. Attending the party, which was thrown to celebrate Chelsea striker Abraham’s birthday, broke both countrywide COVID-19 rules and threatened the bio-secure England team bubble.

It’s not the first instance of younger members of the England squad breaching coronavirus protocols. Following England’s 1-0 win over Iceland in September, Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home for breaching England COVID-19 rules. The pair invited girls to their hotel room just hours after England played the Iceland national team in Reykjav√≠k.

 

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