ENGLAND will be without Mason Mount for their Euro 2020 game against Scotland due to coronavirus.
Thought Mount has tested negative for the virus, he and Ben Chilwell have been ordered into isolation after being identified as close contacts of Billy Gilmour.
The Scotland starlet has tested positive for Covid, but none of his Tartan Army team-mates have been asked to self-isolate.
How long must Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell self-isolate for?
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have been ordered to self-isolate up to, and including, Monday, June 28.
An FA statement 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.
“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.”
When can Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell play for England again?
Mount and Chilwell will both miss England’s game against Czech Republic tonight.
But the result of the match will decide whether they can take part in the last 16.
Should England beat the Czechs, they will play in the last 16 on Tuesday, June 29 at Wembley.
That would mean Mount and Chilwell would both be available, even though they would have trained alone in the build-up to the game.
If England fail to win and finish second in the group, they will play in Copenhagen on Monday, June 28 and both players will be ruled out.
But if England lose to the Czech Republic and Scotland beat Croatia with a four-goal swing, they will finish third in the group and play at Hampden Park in the last 16 on Tuesday, June 29.
In those circumstances, Mount and Chilwell would be able to play.