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Why Raheem Sterling left the England World Cup camp following Senegal’s victory amidst an armed robbery

Why Raheem Sterling left the England World Cup camp following Senegal’s victory amidst an armed robbery

The night before England’s quarterfinal match against Senegal, armed robbers targeted Raheem Sterling’s residence and stopped him from playing.

The 27-year-old was not included in Gareth Southgate’s roster as the Three Lions advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 triumph.

The Chelsea star participated in the first two group matches, scoring against Iran, before being substituted by Phil Foden for the match against Wales. 

He did not participate in the victory over the African champs owing to a ‘family matter’ that was later proven to be a home invasion.

Southgate stated after the game that he would be returning home to address the problem.

“The priority for him is to be with his family. We’re going to support that and leave him to have as much time as he needs. He’s going home. I don’t want to put him under pressure. Sometimes football isn’t the most important thing, family should come first.”

The manager said that he was uncertain as to whether his winger will return to Qatar for the remainder of the tournament.

It follows accusations that armed thieves stole into his home the night before England’s game.

Sterling might play for England against world champions France next Saturday, but he wants to safeguard the safety of his family and children, according to the Telegraph.

Earlier this year, Sterling’s Chelsea teammate Reece James was also a victim of a house invasion while away from his residence.

James had a safe containing his medals taken from his residence.

Why Raheem Sterling left the England World Cup camp following Senegal’s victory amidst an armed robbery

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