Three players from Wales’ football team sent home for breaking curfew
Three members of the Wales’ senior national football squad have been sent home for breaking a curfew in their hotel.
Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts have been released from the Welsh camp today for the breach of FAW protocol.
They have all returned to their clubs and therefore will be unavailable for the World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
According to The Athletic, all three players were caught out of their bedrooms after the curfew imposed on the squad by Wales’ coaching team.
There is no suggestion that they broke the Covid-19 bubble or that they brought anyone into the team hotel.
However the failure to respect the curfew time has been judged as a serious enough breach of discipline by the FAW to justify sending them home.
In a statement the FAW said: “Three members of the Cymru senior national squad – Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts – have been released from the Welsh camp today after breaching FAW protocol.”
“The three players will be returning to their respective clubs this afternoon. The FAW will not be making any further comment.”
Tyler Roberts apologised and said: “Gutted to be leaving the camp early but rules are rules and I shouldn’t have been up in the hotel later than the set time.
“Sorry to the team, staff and Wales fans. I will continue to work as hard as I can to earn my place in the squad for the Euros.”