Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell excluded from Euro 2020 between England and Czech Republic – .

Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell excluded from Euro 2020 between England and Czech Republic – .

Mount and Chilwell were seen kissing and talking at length to Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour after Friday’s draw with Scotland
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England’s Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will miss Tuesday’s Euro 2020 game against the Czech Republic as they self-isolate due to a risk of exposure to Covid-19.

They will be isolated until June 28 and could therefore miss England’s last 16 games.

Both tested negative for Covid-19.

England are guaranteed a place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 following Monday’s results, but will advance as Group D winners with a victory over the Czech Republic.

The couple’s isolation period will impact preparations for the knockout phase.

If England finish second in their group then their last 16 games will be on Monday 28 June, but if they win the group they will play a day later and the pair will therefore be eligible.

By finishing third, England would play on June 27 or 29 depending on the results of the other groups.

Midfielder Mount has so far played in every minute of England’s European Championship campaign, while left-back Chilwell has yet to appear.

Chilwell and Mount were seen kissing and talking to Gilmour after the final whistle of Friday’s game.

The Football Association said they would “train individually in private areas” at St George’s Park training base in England.

After the pair initially isolated as a precaution this Monday, England manager Gareth Southgate has said quarantining Mount and Chilwell for 10 days would be the “worst case”.

The entire national team squad underwent lateral flow testing on Monday afternoon and all of them gave negative results.

Public Health England (PHE) worked with the Football Association to confirm the duo as close contacts of Gilmour, which triggered the 10-day isolation period.

Among Gilmour’s Scottish teammates, however, no close contact has been identified within the squad, with 25 players available to face Croatia on Tuesday.

PHE guidelines indicate that a person could be considered a close contact and may need to self-isolate if they had a face-to-face conversation within a meter or had been within two meters of a person for more than 15 minutes who had tested positive for Covid -19.

“We will continue to follow all Covid-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime, while remaining in close contact with PHE,” the FA said in a statement.


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