Winger has now withdrawn from England U21 squad.
Tottenham Hotspur midfield player Andros Townsend has been charged with allegedly breaching betting regulations, The Football Association (FA) announced on Friday.
As a result, the 21-year-old has immediately withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championship, that takes place in Israel next month.
Townsend has made three appearances for the England U21s to date since making his international bow for Stuart Pearce’s side last year and will be replaced in the national squad by Birmingham City’s Nathan Redmond.
The winger, who has been at White Hart Lane since 2009, spent the entire year out on loan at fellow London outfit Queens Park Rangers under the guidance of former Tottenham head coach Harry Redknapp, where he proved himself to be a player with immense potential for the future.
In 12 appearances for the struggling west London club, Townsend managed to hit the back of the net on two occasions, although his form in front of goal was not enough to keep QPR in the top flight.
“The FA has announced it has charged Andros Townsend in relation to alleged breaches of its rules governing misconduct and betting,” said The FA in a statement.
“The Tottenham Hotspur player has been charged with breaches of Rule E8 (b) in relation to a number of betting offences.
“The player has until 3 June to respond to the charges.”