Harry Maguire pulled out of England squad
As one of the first major fallouts from Harry Maguire's ongoing legal drama, he has been withdrawn from the England squad for their upcoming Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark.
The 27-year-old was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery and given a 21-month-10-day suspended prison sentence, on account of it being a first offence and the charges being misdemeanours.
While Maguire is planning to appeal against the verdict, England manager Gareth Southgate has decided to remove him from the squad ahead of September's matches, not too long after including him in the squad.
Speaking to the FA's website, Southgate said, "In light of this evening's developments, I can confirm I have withdrawn Harry Maguire from the England squad for the matches against Iceland and Denmark."
"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, along with brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman, was arrested in the wee hours of Friday morning after the three altercated with the police outside a bar on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Maguire, who had flown back to England before the trial, said, "Following the hearing today, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing."
"I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter - if anything myself, family and friends are the victims."
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