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Delph bags a special brew for World Cup trip

The Manchester City midfielder received a personalised box of Yorkshire Tea.

England’s Fabian Delph is presented with a box of Delph’s Tea during the media day at St George’s Park (Mike Egerton/PA)
England’s Fabian Delph is presented with a box of Delph’s Tea during the media day at St George’s Park (Mike Egerton/PA)

England midfielder Fabian Delph will be taking a special delivery to the World Cup, after being surprised with a personalised box of his favourite tea.

The Bradford-born player revealed last month that he planned to bring a packet of Yorkshire Tea to Russia to help remind him of home, but had forgotten to bring a supply to a training camp at St George’s Park.

The Harrogate-based brand were happy to help, sending a personalised box of bags to the 28-year-old during Tuesday’s media open day at the national football centre.

Delph declared the gift “better than winning the title” and there was just as much excitement from team-mate Danny Rose.

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(Fabian Delph/Instagram)

The Tottenham left-back cast an envious eye at the box of ‘Delph’s Tea’ and suggested the pair could enjoy a cup while watching reality show Love Island together.

There was also a box of decaffeinated bags for Delph’s wife Natalie, who is due to give birth two days after England’s final group match and two days before a possible last-16 clash.

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