Report: Three Spurs stars could make early return from international duty

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Eric Dier could return to Tottenham as early as next Monday after Sky Sports reported that England could be forced to forfeit their Nations League clash against Iceland next Wednesday.

The Three Lions are scheduled to take on the Republic of Ireland on Thursday before a Nations League double-header against Belgium and Iceland next week.

However, UEFA is expected to sanction Denmark’s fixture with the Icelanders in Copenhagen this Sunday.

The UK government’s new COVID-19 protocols could thus put England’s fixture against Iceland in jeopardy.

The government will not allow any of Iceland’s players into the country to play the match at Wembley if they have travelled to Denmark where a new strain of coronavirus has been linked to the country’s mink farms.

There are also question marks over whether the fixture could be played in a neutral venue due to the fact that England’s players might have to self-isolate when they re-enter the UK after being in contact with the Icelandic team.

The report claims that it will be impossible for UEFA to reschedule any of the Nations League fixtures due to an already congested fixture list, and discussions are said to be ongoing between the FA and the Government on the matter.

Jose Mourinho has already confirmed that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will only be involved in one of Denmark’s three matches during the international break due to the COVID-19 restrictions – their Nations League clash against Belgium next week (Football.London).

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