The defender of the England team, Benjamin White, left the concentration of his team, in Al Wakrah, and will return prematurely to his country of origin.
According to the English Federation, the reasons for his withdrawal would not have to do with an injury, but are due to “personal reasons”, which still remain unknown.
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For its part, in the same statement that the English Federation published on its social networks, it was explained that “the Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the team for the remainder of the tournament” and asked that “the player’s privacy be respected right now”.
Although he did not add minutes during the World Cup, the 25-year-old footballer will be a significant casualty for Gareth Southgate, who will have to continue in the tournament with a 25-man squad, since a new footballer will not be able to be called up.