Harry Maguire has been withdrawn by Gareth Southgate from the England squad to face Iceland and Denmark early next month.

The move comes after the Manchester United captain was convicted in a Greek court following a fracas outside a bar in Mykonos last Thursday night.

Maguire was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and attempted bribery by a three-member misdemeanour just hours after being included in the England squad.

Maguire denied all charges and said he will appeal the ruling this coming after manager Gareth Southgate had defended his inclusion in the team but the manager later revealed that he had withdrawn the player from his team. 

“In light of this evening’s developments, I can confirm I have withdrawn Harry Maguire from the England squad for the matches against Iceland and Denmark.

“As I said earlier today, I reserved the right to review the situation. Having spoken to Manchester United and the player, I have made this decision in the best interests of all parties and with consideration of the impact on our preparations for next week,” Southgate said.

Southgate’s 24-man squad also features first call-ups for Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Maguire’s United teammate Mason Greenwood and the Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.


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