Since the World Cup started, there are three players who are ‘forced’ to go home to their respective countries because of ‘family affairs’. With the permission of the coach and his colleagues, the three players returned home to await the birth of the baby.
In the last group phase, Jonas Knudsen took himself back to Denmark to see his new wife gave birth. Knudsen was not beside his wife when the labor process took place because his wife was undergoing a faster labor process.
Knudsen assisted by his colleagues in the Danish national team at that time. They saweran to rent a jet for him.
The Swiss forward, Breel Embolo also came home to meet his wife who gave birth. He left Russia just hours after strengthening Switzerland against Costa Rica in the group phase.
Another player who also returned home to accompany his wife’s birthing process was Fabian Delph. British media have told him he will be absent when The Three Lions face Colombia, tonight.
“It’s more of a perspective,” England coach Gareth Southgate said of Delph’s return and controversy.
“Everyone says you only have one chance to appear in the World Cup, but there’s also only one day in your life when your child is born,” he added quoted from NBCSport.