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Phil Foden leaves England camp to attend kid’s start


Star midfielder Phil Foden left England’s Euro 2024 base on Wednesday to attend the start of his third baby.

Foden, winner of the English Premier League participant of the yr award final season, flew again to the UK however is predicted to return in time for the group’s Spherical of 16 conflict in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday (midday ET on FOX).

England’s Soccer Affiliation reported his departure as a “urgent household matter,” although it was extensively reported within the British media that the rationale was that his accomplice, Rebecca Cooke, was about to offer start.

Foden was excellent for Manchester Metropolis in home and Champions League motion however has discovered issues way more troublesome in Gareth Southgate’s England squad throughout the match.

His struggles in connecting with Jude Bellingham have been one of many greatest speaking factors of England’s stuttering marketing campaign, which noticed it prime Group C regardless of profitable solely as soon as.

Foden has appeared 37 instances for England and is taken into account to be one of the gifted gamers within the squad. Southgate has used him in numerous positions and praised his efficiency within the 0-0 draw in opposition to Slovenia on Tuesday.

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