Raheem Sterling To Re-Join England's World Cup Squad In Qatar After A Robbery Attack At The Home.

England winger Raheem Sterling is to return to Qatar before the highly anticipated World Cup quarter-final clash against the defending champions France on Saturday, December 10. 

The Chelsea player flew back to England on Sunday after receiving news that armed men broke into his family home in Surrey, as he was devasted and decided to attend to his family.

Sources claims that Sterling's girlfriend, Paige, and their three children were not in the house at the time of the alleged incident but watches were reportedly taken in the raid.

He therefore missed the Three Lions 3-0 win over African champions Senegal in the round-of-16, but a statement by the FA on Thursday, stated that he is expected to rejoin the squad in Al Wakrah on Friday, 9 December.

Sterling, who has 81 international caps, scored for England in a 6-2 win against Iran in their opening game at the World Cup.

He also started the goalless draw against the United States before being an unused substitute in the 3-0 win against Wales that saw England qualify for the knockout stages as Group B winners.

Raheem Sterling’s spokesman said the player prioritised the well-being of his three children and wife to return to England

Speaking after Sunday’s 3-0 victory, England manager Gareth Southgate said: “Sometimes football isn’t the most important thing and family should come first.

“We want to give him that space and we will see over the next few days how that develops.”

Sterling is the second player to leave the England squad after Arsenal defender Ben White, who reportedly left the squad for personal reasons.

The winners of the quarter-final between England and France will advance to the semi-finals to face either Morocco or Portugal for a place in the final.

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