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Arsenal defender White 'left England's World Cup camp early because of an alleged bust-up with assistant coach Holland' - report says

Arsenal defender Ben White was released from England's World Cup squad after a bust-up with assistant coach Steve Holland, it has been reported.

White left the England camp in Qatar owing to "personal reasons", leaving Gareth Southgate's squad one man down.

The Daily Star have reported that the Arsenal defender's exit from England was owing to a clash with Holland.

The newspaper claims White was unhappy at the Al Wakrah training base, and did not gel with his teammates.

Holland and White had an exchange of words after the defender turned up to a team meeting ahead of the the USA fixture without knowing vital data about his personal statistics, and also lacking information about England's opponents.

A mutual decision was made to allow White to return home, having played no part in England's fixtures up to that point. He is not expected to return to Qatar. White is also not in Dubai with Arsena's squad.

Holland, 52, was assistant manager at Chelsea before joining the England set-up, first with the under-21s, and then moving up to the senior side. With England, he has always worked next to Southgate.



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