England defender, Ben White, has left the team’s World Cup training base in Qatar to fly back home for “personal reasons”.
The Arsenal star is not expected to return for the remainder of the tournament.
The 25-year-old was included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for the World Cup following an impressive start to the season with the Gunners.
White did not feature in England’s first two Group B matches and missed Tuesday’s 3-0 win against Wales through illness.
“We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time,” a statement from the Football Association read.
No replacements can be made at this stage of the World Cup and Arsenal shared the FA’s statement on their social media channels, along with the caption “We’re all with you, Ben” and a love heart emoji.
White was at his second major tournament with England, having been included in the squad that reached last summer’s European Championship final.
The defender did not make an appearance during the tournament and has only won two caps since, taking his overall tally to four.
Southgate’s initial selection had remained intact until the White news.