Reece James to miss England’s next two Nations League clashes after being hit with suspension


Reece James to miss England’s next TWO Nations League clashes after being hit with suspension following red card against Denmark for confronting referee after final whistle

  • Reece James was dismissed on his full England debut vs Denmark for dissent 
  • The full back has now been hit with a two-match suspension from UEFA matches 
  • James’ ban casts doubt over whether the Chelsea star will make the next squad 
  • The 20-year-old will be able to play in the friendly with the Republic of Ireland  

Reece James will miss England’s forthcoming UEFA Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland after being hit with a two-match suspension.

The news casts doubt over the Chelsea star’s place in Gareth Southgate’s next squad which is announced on Thursday.

James was shown a straight red card for dissent in the defeat to Denmark last month following a heated exchange with referee Jesus Gil Manzano after the final whistle.

Reece James will miss England's next two Nations League games after being hit with a ban

Reece James will miss England’s next two Nations League games after being hit with a ban

The 20-year-old was arguably England’s best player on the night as he made his full debut for the Three Lions.

But he could now miss the opportunity to build on that promising performance after UEFA confirmed he cannot play in the forthcoming Nations League fixtures.

England face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday and James is eligible to play in that game.

James can only feature in the friendly this week after being sent off for England last time out

The Chelsea star was sent off on his full debut against Denmark for arguing with the referee

The news casts doubts over whether James will be included in Gareth Southgate's next squad

The news casts doubts over whether James will be included in Gareth Southgate’s next squad

However, it remains to be seen whether Southgate selects James in his squad given he cannot feature in either of England’s two competitive fixtures.

UEFA have also confirmed Harry Maguire has been suspended for one match following his sending off against Denmark.

The Manchester United defender was given his marching orders after picking up two yellow cards, meaning Maguire is banned for the crucial game in Belgium on Sunday.