The England participant is alleged to be involved in regards to the wellbeing of his household as UK media reported a home theft.
England’s Raheem Sterling is leaving the World Cup match in Qatar and returning to the United Kingdom to be along with his household amid media reviews that intruders had entered his home.
The 27-year-old ahead, who has 81 caps for England, was unnoticed of the squad on Sunday evening in the match towards Senegal that noticed England win 3-0 and e book a spot within the World Cup quarter-finals towards France.
Sterling is alleged to have been shaken and anxious in regards to the wellbeing of his kids after “armed intruders broke into his home while his family were inside”, the UK’s PA information company reported on Monday.
“I’ve spent some time with him today. He’s going to fly home. And obviously, family at these moments is the most important thing,” England coach Gareth Southgate instructed reporters on Sunday evening in Qatar when requested about reviews of a home intrusion.
“So we want to give him that space. And we’ll see over the next few days how that all develops,” Southgate stated.
“He’s on his way home and, yeah, we’re obviously mindful of him being allowed space and [having] privacy respected, so we don’t want to talk in too much detail,” he stated.
The England coach didn’t present particulars of the incident, saying it was a personal matter for Sterling, and wouldn’t say whether or not he would return to the squad in Qatar.
England’s Football Association stated Sterling was not out there for the Senegal match for “personal reasons”, and the England group’s Twitter account stated he was left off the facet as he was “dealing with a family matter”.
— England (@England) December 4, 2022
Support for the England worldwide flooded in on social media, with former England participant and TV presenter Gary Lineker saying that he was considering of Sterling and his household “after their awful and harrowing ordeal”.
Thoughts are with @sterling7 and his household after their terrible and harrowing ordeal.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) December 4, 2022
It was unclear whether or not Sterling will rejoin the England group in Qatar.
“Obviously it’s not ideal for the group preparing for a game, but the individual is more important than the group in those moments,” Southgate instructed reporters.
England captain Harry Kane, who scored the second aim of the sport towards Senegal, stated the group wished Sterling their greatest and hoped to see him once more “as soon as possible”.
“It’s never easy to see one of your teammates and friends have to deal with something like that,” Kane stated.
“So we’ll have to take it day-by-day, I’m sure Raheem will talk to the manager and take the best decision for him and his family, that’s the most important thing,” he stated.
“From us as a team we send him our best and hope to see him as soon as possible.”