Andros Townsend out of England U21 squad after FA betting charge
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has been charged by the Football Association with an alleged breach of betting rules.
Last Updated: 04/06/13 11:27pm
A statement on the FA website said Townsend, who ended last season on loan with QPR, "has been charged with breaches of Rule E8 (b) in relation to a number of betting offences."
It is against FA regulations for players to bet on matches in competitions they are involved in.
Townsend has until June 3 to respond to the charges, and he has withdrawn from England's squad for the U21 European Championship next month, with his place going to Birmingham's Nathan Redmond.
A separate statement from the FA said: "Townsend will receive the full support of the FA and Tottenham Hotspur FC in seeking rehabilitation whilst responding to the allegations."
Stuart Pearce has also called Liverpool full-back Jack Robinson into his squad for the tournament in Israel after Southampton's Luke Shaw pulled out.