Harry Maguire has been removed from England’s squad for next month’s Nations League matches after being found guilty of three charges by a Greek court.
The Manchester United captain was initially named in the squad but was removed after he was given a three-year suspended prison sentence for being found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery.
“In light of this evening’s developments, I can confirm I have withdrawn Harry Maguire from the England squad for the matches against Iceland and Denmark,” Southgate said in a statement.
“As I said earlier today, I reserved the right to review the situation. Having spoken to Manchester United and the player, I have made this decision in the best interests of all parties and with consideration of the impact on our preparations for next week.”
Maguire was arrested with his brother and a friend after a fight broke out while he was on holiday in Mykonos over claims his sister was injected with a suspected “rape drug”.
He was convicted of all the charges against him by a court on the island of Syros and given a suspended three-year sentence as this was his first offence.
Maguire said he will be appealing against the sentence.