BREAKING NEWS: England recall Phil Foden but leave Mason Greenwood OUT of Gareth Southgate’s squad to face Ireland, Belgium and Iceland after they were both dropped for sneaking girls into the team’s Reykjavik hotel
- Phil Foden has been recalled to the latest England squad by Gareth Southgate
- The Manchester City star was dropped after September’s incident in Iceland
- However, Man Utd striker Greenwood has not been included in Thursday’s squad
- England face the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland in the next two weeks
- Reece James has also been included despite a two-match Nations League ban
Phil Foden has been handed an England recall following his non-inclusion for disciplinary issues last month, as revealed by Sportsmail last week.
But there is no room for fellow rule-breaker Mason Greenwood in the party to face Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.
Manchester City star Foden, along with Manchester United forward Greenwood, were not considered for the games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark after being sent home in shame for bringing back two females to the team hotel following the win in Iceland just days after their first senior international call-ups in September.
Phil Foden has been recalled to the England squad but there is no space for Mason Greenwood
Gareth Southgate has included Foden for the first time since his misdemeanours in Iceland
Southgate has named an extended squad as a busy international schedule rears its head again
But having axed the pair from his previous 30-man party, Southgate has re-considered the young duo for the forthcoming friendly against the Republic of Ireland and Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland.
Foden has been in excellent form for City since the start of the season and is known to have impressed England scouts, who have kept a close eye on his progress in recent weeks, resulting in his reprieve.
But Greenwood, who has not hit top form yet so far this season, has not been included.
Reece James is in the squad despite his suspension for the Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland, meaning he is almost certain to play in the friendly against the Irish next Thursday.
More to follow…