Chelsea left winger Raheem Sterling is not part of the English squad this Sunday night to face Senegal.
This is the big surprise of the British eleven for this round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. The 27-year-old striker is not on the score sheet.
Sterling has to run a ‘family business’
In a recent press release, the English Football Federation gave an update on this absence. ” Raheem Sterling is unavailable for selection for the Three Lions tonight as he deals with a family matter. “said the FA.
The former Manchester City goalscorer has a serious matter to settle. No player wants to miss such a big meeting. The English press has provided some explanations for this absence during the last hours.
According to the British tabloid The Daily Telegraph, Raheem Sterling’s home was burglarized overnight from Saturday to Sunday. His wife, who was in the home at the time with her children, was threatened with a firearm by the burglars.
At the microphone of British television, Gareth Southgate, the English coach, spoke about the situation of Raheem Sterling before the start of the meeting.
” He is taking care of a family business, I spent a lot of time with him this morning but now I had to entrust him to other people to help him. He will have to take care of it. »
In the event of qualification for the quarter-finals, this Sunday evening, the English will find France next Saturday at the Al Bayt stadium. The Blues striker could be unavailable for this crucial meeting.
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