The English national football team has suffered a heartbreaking blow just days away from the World Cup finals with the news that Ben White has left England’s training camp in Qatar for personal reasons. White, who was expected to play an integral role in England’s defense during their campaign, won’t be featuring at all during this tournament after his abrupt departure.
Although his absence will be keenly felt by both fans and teammates alike, coach Gareth Southgate is remaining optimistic about their chances of success. “We understand and respect Ben’s decision to leave,” he said in a statement released today. “He was an important member of our squad and we wish him all the best for the future.”
Southgate also emphasized that despite Ben’s absence, they remain confident that they can make it to the final stages of the tournament.