The official website for European football

Defoe returns to England

Published: Thursday 7 June 2012, 11.32CET
Jermain Defoe has flown back to England following the death of his father but the forward is expected to rejoin Roy Hodgson's squad at their UEFA EURO 2012 base in Krakow.
Defoe returns to England
Jermain Defoe is one of four forwards in the England squad ©Getty Images
 
Published: Thursday 7 June 2012, 11.32CET

Defoe returns to England

Jermain Defoe has flown back to England following the death of his father but the forward is expected to rejoin Roy Hodgson's squad at their UEFA EURO 2012 base in Krakow.

England forward Jermain Defoe has returned home from the team's Krakow base following the death of his father overnight.

In a statement on its website, the Football Association (FA) said that the Tottenham Hotspur FC striker would rejoin the squad in due course, adding that "there will be no replacement player called in" to Roy Hodgson's squad.

England arrived in Poland on Wednesday evening and begin their UEFA EURO 2012 Group D campaign against France in Donetsk on Monday.

Last updated: 07/06/12 11.57CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/finals/news/newsid=1808636.html#defoe+returns+england

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA and EURO 2016 words, the UEFA EURO 2016 logo and slogans and the UEFA EURO trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.