Raheem Sterling To Return To Qatar For England's World Cup 2022 Match Against France
Raheem Sterling to return to Qatar for England's World Cup 2022 match against France.
Raheem Sterling has returned to the England squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup quarter-final against France, after leaving Qatar due to a break-in at his home.
The Chelsea winger, 28, left camp on Sunday after learning of a robbery at his home in Surrey.
A spokesperson for Sterling stated that he decided to leave the England camp in order to "prioritize the wellbeing" of his three young children.
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He was not present for England's victory over Senegal in the round of 16, but it is anticipated that he will return to the squad on Friday in Al Wakrah.
Sterling, a veteran of 81 appearances for his country's national team, scored a goal for England in their opening match at the World Cup, a 6-2 victory over Iran.
Additionally, he started England's match against the United States, which ended in a scoreless draw. However, he did not see any playing time in England's match against Wales, which they won 3-0 and advanced to the knockout stages as group winners.
According to statements made by his representative, Sterling's family was present on Saturday at their residence when "armed intruders" arrived.
It was reported that the former Liverpool and Manchester City forward was "shaken" and worried about the health of his children.
According to Kalvin Phillips, who plays on Sterling's team, the incident has made other players for England concerned as well.
Manchester City midfielder Phillips said:
I think once one player goes through it, there is always a thought in the back of your mind that it might happen to you or to somebody else, it isn't a nice feeling - when you are so far away from home and you've got family at home. There isn't much we can do about it but Raheem feels good enough now to join back up with us and we're very happy about that. We're glad his family is well.
- Kalvin Phillips
He added that to his knowledge, there had been no discussions with the FA regarding the enhancement of security.
After the occupants of the house returned home, they discovered that jewelry and watches had been stolen, but the police in Surrey issued a statement saying that they were investigating the report of a burglary and that there had been no threats of violence involved.
On Wednesday, the police stated that they do not believe there is any connection between the case and another attempted burglary that occurred in the same village.
Raheem Sterling Facts
Raheem Shaquille Sterling MBE was born 8 December 1994. He is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team as a winger and attacking midfielder.
Sterling, who was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents, moved to London when he was five years old. He started his career with Queens Park Rangers before joining Liverpool in 2010. In 2014, he received the Golden Boy award.
Following a lengthy contract dispute, he was signed by Manchester City in a deal worth up to £49 million, the highest transfer fee ever paid for an English player at the time.
He then helped Manchester City win back-to-back Premier League titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19. He was named to the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in 2018-19, as well as PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
Sterling made his senior England debut in November 2012, having previously represented England at the under-16, under-17, under-19, and under-21 levels.
He was named to England's squads for the 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2016 and 2020 UEFA European Championships.
Sterling was dropped from the England team in November 2019 after clashing with international teammate but club rival Joe Gomez.
Sterling scored the only goal in England's UEFA Euro 2020 campaign opener against Croatia on June 13, 2021.
On June 22, he also scored the only goal in England's 1-0 win over the Czech Republic, helping the team finish first in Group D. In the round of 16, he scored the first goal against Germany on June 29.
England won 2-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals. Sterling won a penalty in extra time during England's semi-final match against Denmark on July 7, when the score was 1-1.
Dietmar Hamann, an ex-Liverpool/Manchester City player, and others accused him of diving in this incident. The penalty was saved, but Harry Kane scored on the rebound to send
There have not been any people taken into custody in connection with the home invasion that occurred at Sterling's residence.
The Football Association has not yet divulged the specifics of the information that was provided to it regarding the incident before Sterling's departure.