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Fabian Delph Given Permission To Leave England Camp

Ryan Sidle

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Fabian Delph Given Permission To Leave England Camp

It's coming home, well that's if Fabian Delph is the 'it' that everyone's Twitter posts refer to because the England midfielder is coming home this weekend after asking Gareth Southgate for permission.

No matter what happens against Belgium this evening or what happens in the next round or few rounds of the World Cup the thing we'll hold onto is the fact that England have been out in Russia longer that Germany.

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On top of that the Three Lions have also been out in Russia longer than they were out in Brazil. This time four years ago the second round had kicked off with Brazil vs Chile and Colombia vs Uruguay and Roy Hodgson's side had flown back three days earlier.

This time they head into the game against Belgium knowing that they've already qualified for the last 16 and their fate is in their own hands whether they finish top or second.

That will reportedly lead to lots of changes in Southgate's side as he rests a bunch of players and one of the men who could start is Fabian Delph.

Delph might get his first World Cup start but he's also heading home this weekend. As per the Mirror the Manchester City man has been given permission to go home with his wife due to give birth on Saturday.

Delph has only been used a substitute up to now. Image: PA Images
Delph has only been used a substitute up to now. Image: PA Images

Speaking at the England camp yesterday the former Aston Villa man told reporters, "Gareth's been absolutely fantastic.

"There's nothing more important than family to me - it always comes first and always will. If I do have the opportunity to get back I will. But if not, my wife is tough lass, she'll deal with it."

It seems the 28 year old is now set to be with his wife for the birth and with England's next game on Monday or Tuesday he could still be back in time for it.

Delph had an excellent season for City, playing as a left back. Image: PA Images
Delph had an excellent season for City, playing as a left back. Image: PA Images

An England source told the newspaper, "Gareth is a family man who believes players need to be with their loved ones at such an important time."

Delph will hope that when he flies home to see his baby in a couple of weeks he'll have a shiny medal with him when football also comes home.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Fabian Delph, World Cup news, England, World Cup

Ryan Sidle
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