Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell to miss England’s final group game – pair must isolate until June 29

England have confirmed that Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will have to isolate until next Tuesday – meaning they will be unavailable for tonight’s Group D decider against Czech Republic.

The pair have been described as being in “close contact” with Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for Covid-19 after the 0-0 draw at Wembley on Friday night.

A statement by England said: “We can confirm that Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount must isolate up to and including next Monday [28 June]. This decision has been taken in consultation with Public Health England.

“The pair were confirmed overnight as close contacts of Scotland’s Billy Gilmour after his positive test following last Friday’s match.

“Chilwell and Mount will isolate and train individually in private areas at England’s training base St George’s Park, with the rest of the squad returning there after tonight’s fixture against Czech Republic at Wembley.

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

“The entire England squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests.

“Further tests will be carried out as and when appropriate.”

 


 

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