Eriksen backs decision for England clash to go ahead despite quarantine breach

Christian Eriksen has backed the decision to play despite England players breaking strict quarantine rules.

Denmark midfielder Eriksen believes they have had enough assurances over Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden not mixing with other team mates.

The Inter Milan star said: “If they haven't been with the team afterwards obviously and everyone's getting tested like we are then I hope that all the restrictions that have been made are under control and then we can play the game.

"But obviously if they've been hanging around ever since they saw someone outside the bubble, it's a different story. But (from) what we know so far, I don't know what's going to happen."

Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand added: “It's about football and the survival of football. I think that we are able to play is very important.

"There's been a lot of things going on so we can actually play these matches, so we have to be focused and live up to the protocols. It's not a good situation. It's not a good situation.

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"The Danish FA, DBU, will take care of this situation. We have our security manager, we have our people, our sports director, who would of course look into it.

"I think the protocols are very strict and I think UEFA are very strict. We, for sure, will accept whatever UEFA comes up with.

"If they think it's a good idea to keep going, of course we’ll see and we hope we can play this game, of course.”

The Three Lions travel to Parken Stadium in the Danish capital of Copenhagen for their second Nations League match of the season on Tuesday evening.

In their first tie, Gareth Southgate's men won 1-0 in a dramatic fixture with Iceland in which both teams had a man sent off and were awarded a late penalty.

Raheem Sterling converted from 12 yards in added time after Kyle Walker's red card – only for Birkir Bjarnason to fire over from his own spot kick moments later as England.

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