Sterling leaves Qatar due to an urgent family issue

2 months ago

England star Raheem Sterling is reportedly contemplating flying home from the World Cup as he deals with a family matter. The Chelsea winger will play no part in the Three Lions’ round of 16 match against Senegal after receiving news of the issue earlier today.

England announced Sterling would play no part in the Senegal match before announcing the official lineup as they reported his family issues. A brief statement released by England rads: “Raheem Sterling is not available for selection for the #ThreeLions tonight as he is dealing with a family matter.”

He could now be set to play no further role in the competition with The Times reporting he is contemplating heading home. Sterling is still in Doha and weighing up whether or not he can deal with the matter from Qatar.  According to what is circulating in various media and social networks, armed thugs have entered the London home of the English football star, Raheem Sterling, and committed a major robbery, law enforcement sources in the United Kingdom have said.

A number of valuables, including jewelry, were reportedly taken from the home. Sterling’s relatives are said to have been at home when the house was broken into and experienced truly terrifying moments with…

The development comes as a huge blow to Gareth Southgate, with Sterling starting both of England’s first two games of the tournament. He scored the Three Lions’ third in the 6-2 thumping of Iran but was left out against Wales as the 52-year-old rotated his frontline.

He has been a key player for Southgate during his six years in charge winning 54 of his 81 caps under the former Middlesbrough manager, scoring 18 goals in the process. Sterling is not the first England player to suffer family problems while in Qatar with Ben White returning home on Wednesday.

A short statement on the player released by the Football Association read: “Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons. The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament. We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.”

He has been a key player for Southgate during his six years in charge winning 54 of his 81 caps under the former Middlesbrough manager, scoring 18 goals in the process. Sterling is not the first England player to suffer family problems while in Qatar with Ben White returning home on Wednesday.

A short statement on the player released by the Football Association read: “Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons. The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament. We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.”