08 September 2020 22:30
AN ICELANDIC model has found herself at the centre of the storm surrounding Man City's Phil Foden and Man Utd's Mason Greenwood's England axe. Many footie fans are now wondering who Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir is and how did she know the football stars. 3 Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir is an Icelandic star Credit: Instagram Nadia is a 20-year-old Icelandic model and actress. Nadia was also a finalist in the 2019 Miss Universe Iceland competition. 3 The Icelandic model and her cousin snuck into the England team hotel to meet Phil Foden and Mason Greewood Credit: Instagram How was Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir caught up in the Phil Foden and Mason Greewood row?
Images published in Iceland's media first emerged showing the Three Lions duo had sneaked Nadia and her 19-year-old cousin Lara Clausen into the team hotel - leading to their international expulsion and a £1,360 fine by police for breaking strict Covid guidelines. A video has also surfaced showing the girls on the phone to the football stars as they planned their route into the hotel. Both Man City and Man Utd condemned the footballers for their behaviour, while the FA has vowed to carry out a full investigation into the incident. Greenwood has deleted his Twitter account since the story broke, while Foden issued a humbling apology after being sent home. 3 Foden and Greenwood were fined by police and kicked out of the Three Lions squad for breaking strict Covid guidelines Credit: PA:Press Association What has Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir said about the Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood row?
Nadia's cousin Lara has admitted putting the footage on Snapchat because she "did not realise how famous the footballers were". Meet Iceland models Lara Clausen and Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir on Instagram after hotel meet-up with England's Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden. England youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been dismissed from the England team after reportedly breaking strict quarantine rules. The pair, who play for Manchester City and Manchester United respectively, are alleged to have invited two girls into their hotel after hours according to The Sun. The two women in question have been identified as models Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir and Lara Clausen. On Saturday, September 5th, following England's narrow 1-0 win over Iceland, Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood are alleged to have invited up to four women to their hotel according to the Mail Online.
Two of the women, Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir and Lara Clausen, are reported to have accepted the invite and images and videos of the meet-up have since made their way online. Foden, 20, and Greenwood, 18, both made their senior England debuts against Iceland but have both been dismissed from the squad and fined by police after their late-night rendezvous broke strict quarantine rules that the England team were abiding by. Lara Clausen is a 19-year-old model and law student. She is the younger cousin of Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir who was also present at the meet-up with Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden. On Instagram, Lara has almost 7,500 followers and following the uproar surrounding the hotel incident, took to her Instagram story to explain her side of the matter. Lara said: "Honestly with all my conscience, I did not realise how famous these guys were. I had to learn the hard way that not everything is online, you have to be careful what you put on the internet. Who is Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir? Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir is a 20-year-old model and actress from Iceland. In 2019, Nadia was a finalist in Iceland's Miss Universe competition and as an actress, she has also appeared in the 2019 film Echo. Nadia had reportedly been speaking with Mason Greenwood for several days prior to the hotel meet-up and told the Mail Online: "they were perfect gentlemen. "We met online. We did, and paid for them ourselves," Nadia explained. "They did know that they had to quarantine but we figured that, since they were playing Iceland, they had been tested before and it would be OK." Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir was active on Instagram but her account, @nadiiasif, has been taken down in the wake of the hotel incident. There's no doubt Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood are two of the greatest English talents right now. The Manchester City midfielder, 20, and the Manchester United striker, 18, will be regulars in the national side in years to come. They both made their senior debuts for England against Iceland on Saturday night but were caught meeting two Icelandic girls in their hotel and have subsequently been kicked out of the squad. And now one of the girls who met the pair, Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottircousin has spoken out. Speaking to the Daily Mail, the 20-year-old didn't reveal exactly what happened but instead the pair were 'perfect gentlemen.' "We met online," she said. "I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland. "We didn't even know who Phil was. We didn't even know that Mason played for Man United. We don't want to interrupt them because they are of course going through a lot right now. Videos have emerged of the pair speaking to some girls, discussing the idea of them coming to their hotel. One of the girls, Anita Gunnarsdottir, was filmed talking to the footballers but revealed she "wasn't not one of the girls who went to the hotel." Foden: 'Say that again, what was you saying?' Girl: 'What's the plan?' Foden: 'What's the plan?' Foden: '(To Mason) Mason what's the plan?' Mason: 'Depends what you want' Foden: 'He says depends what do you want?' Girl: 'We can come to the hotel but I don't know how you're going to sneak us in' Foden: 'What you coming to the hotel for?' Foden: What does she want?' Girl:(Speaks In Icelandic to her friend) Mason and Foden: Discussing. Foden: 'Your friend?' Last night, a spokesperson for the England national team tonight added: "Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our COVID-19 rules. "While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. "We have spoken to the Iceland FA to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps. Don't wait 30 years - sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Manchester United and England forward Mason Greenwood has issued a public apology over his antics with Phil Foden. The pair sneaked model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, into the Three Lions' hotel with 19-year-old law student cousin Lara Clausen after Gareth Southgate's side beat Iceland 1-0 on Saturday. Both players were subsequently sent home as punishment for breaking Covid-19 regulations, a day after making their full international debuts. Neither will take part in England's Nations League clash with Denmark tonight. And in the wake of the poor piece of judgement from Foden and Greenwood, the latter deleted his personal Twitter account on Monday. Today, on United's official website, a message from Greenwood read: "Having now had the chance to reflect on what's happened, I can only apologise to everyone for the embarrassment I have caused. "It was irresponsible of me to break the COVID-19 protocols which are in place to protect players, staff and the public. "I promise my family, the fans, Manchester United and England that this is a lesson I will learn from." Foden issued his own statement on social media yesterday, saying: "Following the story which has emerged today regarding my actions in Iceland, I want to make a full apology. "I apologise to Gareth Southgate, to my England team-mates, to the staff, supporters and also to my Club and my family. To pull on that shirt for the senior team in my England debut was an incredible privilege. "I am a young player with a lot to learn, but I am aware of the huge responsibility I have in representing Manchester City and England at this level. "I breached COVID-19 protocols put in place to protect myself and my England colleagues. "I will learn a valuable lesson from this error in judgment and I wish Gareth and the team good luck this week." It remains to be seen when Foden or Greenwood will be seen again in an England shirt.