England duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell out of Czech Republic clash after Covid-19 scare

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Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have been ruled out of England’s match against the Czech Republic in Euro 2020 at Wembley tonight. The duo came into contact with Billy Gilmour during Friday’s 0-0 draw and have been told to self-isolate after the Scotland midfielder tested positive for coronavirus.

A statement from the Football Association read: “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 COVID-19 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. 

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“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.”

More to follow.

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