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

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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Topping Group D will see England face the runner-up in Group F, meaning a tie against one of France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary at Wembley at 5pm on Tuesday, June 29.

Finishing second in Group D would book a tie against the winners of Group E, which will be one of Sweden, Slovakia, Poland or Spain.

Although unlikely, if England lose to the Czech Republic they could qualify as the third-place side in Group D, an eventuality which could see them face the winners of Group C, the Netherlands, in Budapest at 5pm on Sunday, June 27.

However, finishing third could also see them head to Seville to play Belgium, the winners of Group B, at 8pm on Sunday, June 27.

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