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Campbell becomes dad on debut

March 1, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell came on for his England debut on Wednesday night at exactly the same time as he became a father.

Fraizer Campbell makes his England debut
GettyImagesFraizer Campbell's England debut

Campbell, 24, came off the bench in the 80th minute of the 3-2 friendly defeat against Netherlands at Wembley, replacing Manchester United's Danny Welbeck.

However, the disappointment of suffering defeat on his England debut was quickly replaced by the joy of becoming a father.

"Delighted to earn my first international cap and the very same moment I became a dad to Isla Rose Campbell! #cloud9," he wrote on Twitter.

Campbell has had to adapt quickly to international football this season, having only recently returned to action for Sunderland after an 18-month layoff following a knee injury.

He made his comeback in late January and has scored two goals in five games for the Black Cats.