LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was withdrawn from England’s Nations League team on Tuesday after a Greek court found him guilty of several charges following a brawl on the island of Mykonos last week.
Court officials said Maguire had been found guilty of repeated physical harm, attempted bribery, violence versus public staff members and insult after his arrest in Mykonos last Thursday.
The 27- year-old was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days by the Greek court.
Manchester United captain Maguire was initially called in Southgate’s most current squad on Tuesday, while his trial was continuous.
” Because of this evening’s advancements, I can confirm I have actually withdrawn Harry Maguire from the England team for the matches versus Iceland and Denmark,” Southgate stated in a statement.
” As I said previously today, I booked the right to examine the circumstance. Having talked to Manchester United and the gamer, I have actually made this choice in the very best interests of all celebrations and with consideration of the effect on our preparations for next week.”
Centre back Maguire had pleaded innocent and was released after investing 2 nights in authorities custody following his arrest. He was represented by his legal representatives in court at a hearing on Tuesday.
After Tuesday’s decision, Maguire said he had actually instructed his legal team “with immediate result to notify the courts we will be appealing”.
In a press conference previously on Tuesday, Southgate said Maguire did have remorses about how the event had impacted the team.
” Harry is sorry for the reality he has brought that sort of focus and attention to the group – he apologised for that – however also has his own side of the story,” said Southgate.
England have decided against calling up a replacement for Maguire as they prepare to face Iceland on Sept. 5 in Reykjavik before taking on Denmark in Copenhagen on Sept. 8.
Captain Harry Kane is included in the squad despite being in quarantine following a journey to the Bahamas.
Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, Manchester City’s Phil Foden and fellow midfielder Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United will all have opportunity to make their global debuts.
Goalkeeper Dean Henderson, back at Manchester United after a loan spell with Sheffield United last season, also makes a call-up in addition to routine first-choice keeper Jordan Pickford and back-up Nick Pope.
Midfielder Jack Grealish, who helped Aston Vacation home maintain their Premier League status last season, has not been consisted of in the team nor has Burnley protector James Tarkowski.
With Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw injured, there is no recognised left back in the squad, indicating among the right backs will need to change sides, which Southgate yielded was “not ideal”.
His England side have actually not played because November in 2015 due to the disturbance triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, which also required Euro 2020 to be pressed back a year.
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Tyrone Mings, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks
Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Mason Greenwood, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling
Reporting by Simon Evans; Extra reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Modifying by Ken Ferris and Pritha Sarkar
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