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Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood paid an inside man to help them smuggle two Icelandic girls into their hotel room whilst in England duty, according to The Sun

The pair reportedly paid a hotel worker to help them sneak the girls in despite the strict coronavirus protocols banning visitors.

Both the and Man City stars were caught after footage leaked online from the girl's of them having made it to their room and spending the night at the England team hotel. 

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden (pictured) reportedly paid a hotel staff member to sneak two Icelandic girls into their team hotel

Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden (pictured) reportedly paid a hotel staff member to sneak two Icelandic girls into their team hotel

The girls posted footage from their evening with the England stars

The girls have since apologised for the incident

The Icelandic girls, one of whom is 20-year-old model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir (pictured), were snuck into the hotel by a member of staff who was paid for their trouble

The two girls then spent the evening in the England stars hotel room despite the Covid-19 protocols

The two girls then spent the evening in the England stars hotel room despite the Covid-19 protocols

Gareth Southgate expelled the two shamed youngsters from the squad and sent them home due to their breach of the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.

Foden and Greenwood have since issued apologies for their actions having returned back to Manchester just days after both making their debut for the national side.

City midfielder Foden started the Iceland match for the Three Lions, whilst Greenwood came on as a second-half substitution as England scraped a 1-0 victory in stoppage time.

The duo were sent home by Gareth Southgate ahead of England's match against Denmark

The duo were sent home by Gareth Southgate ahead of England's match against Denmark

A physio stopped them from joining the squad for food the next morning over potential breach

A physio stopped them from joining the squad for food the next morning over potential breach

Their rendezvous with the two girls, model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, and her cousin Lara Clausen happened after the match as the team began preparations for their second Nations League match against Denmark. 

The next morning, according to reports, the England physio collared the two players before they met up with the rest of the squad for breakfast. 

Had they not been stopped by the physio, they could have caused a huge Covid-19 breach and caused the Denmark match to be thrown into jeopardy over safety concerns. 

According to a source, an employee at the Radisson Blue 'received a very generous tip'

According to a source, an employee at the Radisson Blue 'received a very generous tip'

A source, reported by The Sun, said: 'They were very keen to meet the women and needed help from an employee, who received a very generous tip.

'There cannot be any doubt they knew what they did was wrong. All the rules had been drummed into them.

'There was less security than usual travelling as no fans were allowed in the stadium and the players took advantage of that.' 

Southgate labelled the pair as 'naive' as he spoke out for the first time since banishing them from his squad. However, the source revealed he was 'absolutely furious' with them.  

The source added: 'The manager has been measured in public but is absolutely furious with them. They can expect to be banished from the next couple of squads.'

A separate source said Greenwood and Foden were stopped by a physio from joining team-mates at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.

Foden and Greenwood had been called up to the senior England squad for the first time each

Foden and Greenwood had been called up to the senior England squad for the first time each

The second source said: 'If they had breakfast with the lads, it could have led to the Denmark game being called off.' 

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