England Player Misses First World Cup For The Birth Of His Child

July 4, 2018

Fabian Delph missed England's World Cup Round of 16 match against Colombia on Tuesday after flying home to be with his pregnant wife who is due any day now.

fabian misses world cup for birth of child
Credit: Fabian Delph / Facebook

The 28-year-old midfielder is making his first appearance at a World Cup, but England's coach Gareth Southgate fully supports Delph's decision to choose his family first.

"It's a bit of perspective in life," Southgate said. "Everybody says you only get one chance to be in a World Cup, but also there's only one day in your life where your children are born."

"Some things in life are more important than football," Southgate added. "His focus needs to be with his family at this time."

Delph is hoping to be back in time for England's next match.

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