Manchester United's Greenwood, 18, and Manchester City's Foden, 20, made their senior worldwide debuts in the win over Iceland on Saturday - but those accomplishments have now been overshadowed, with footage now emerging on social media of the women in question arranging a meet-up with the young stars. The footage came to light on Icelandic outlet DV after the girls shared videos on Snapchat on Sunday.
"We are still getting the depths of the information".
Ferdinand and Lampard went on to have two of the most successful careers of any English player, and after retirement became some of the most respected voices in the game - the former as a pundit for numerous big-money broadcasters, and the latter as the manager of Chelsea, the club where he spent the majority of his career, and one of Europe's elite.
"I never wanted to put them in that position but we didn't know any better and we didn't know that they were quarantining, or else we wouldn't have gone to meet them", one of the women told the Daily Mail. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.
"We had to decide very quickly that they couldn't have any interaction with the rest of the team and wouldn't be able to train. We are very clear we have followed all the guidelines in that regard". Obviously they have been naive, we have dealt with it appropriately.
"I'm a father of young adults and I know they can get things wrong. But I'm not excusing that in this instance".
Both Foden and Greenwood made their senior worldwide debuts in the 1-0 win over Iceland on Saturday - but those accomplishments have now been overshadowed.
"It was irresponsible of me to break the COVID-19 protocols which are in place to protect players, staff and the public".
A Manchester City spokesman said Foden's behaviour was "totally inappropriate" and "fell well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international".
United also reacted to the news.
Manchester United said it was "disappointed" by Greenwood's conduct.
It is the latest off-field incident involving an England player in recent weeks.
The controversy was the last thing Southgate needed after he had to withdraw Harry Maguire from the squad following the Manchester United defender's part in a brawl in Greece.
Left to right: England's James Ward-Prowse, Tyrone Mings, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.