England midfielder Fabian Delph is on his way back to Russia to prepare for Satur-day's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden after flying back home to attend the birth of his third child.
Delph was supported by England manager Gareth Southgate in his decision to leave the camp before Tuesday's tense last-16 victory over Colombia on penalties.
"I've just experienced the most amazing 24 hours," Delph posted on Instagram.
"Watching my brothers come through a tough game both mentally and physically, I kicked every ball and felt every bit of emotion with the players, staff and fans.
"At 07:52 Me my wife and 2 beautiful daughters welcomed their baby sister into the world."
In contrast to Delph's decision, Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist has said he will definitely stay in Russia to play at the weekend even if his wife goes into labour.