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England squad record NO positive coronavirus tests in boost for Gareth Southgate after fears worrying surge in top-flight cases would disrupt Nations League preparations England's Nations League double-header preparations were given a major boost  It has been reported that no positive coronavirus tests were returned by players  The squad were tested before heading for training at St George's Park this week  The FA feared Gareth Southgate would deal with COVID-19 related withdrawals 

By Daniel Davis For Mailonline

Published: 12:45 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 13:15 BST, 1 September 2020

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Gareth Southgate has been handed a major boost before England's Nations League clashes after his squad reportedly returned no positive coronavirus tests.

A worrying surge in cases has disrupted the pre-season preparations for several Premier League clubs this summer after players jetted out on holiday, but the Evening Standard have claimed England's stars were given a clean bill of health.

There were fears among figures at the FA that Southgate would be forced to deal with several absentees due to positive tests or players self-isolating after heading to countries notably affected by COVID-19. 

England's players have been handed a clean bill of health before their Nations League fixtures

England's players have been handed a clean bill of health before their Nations League fixtures

There were fears that Gareth Southgate would be hit with coronavirus-related withdrawals

There were fears that Gareth Southgate would be hit with coronavirus-related withdrawals

It has now emerged, however, that the latest squad named by the Three Lions boss will be available for selection for the double-header.  

The round of testing is thought to have been held on Monday, before the players

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