Raheem Sterling considering return to England’s World Cup squad in Qatar after armed home robbery – REAL CHELSEA FANS      

Raheem Sterling considering return to England’s World Cup squad in Qatar after armed home robbery


Raheem Sterling may return to Qatar in time for England’s 2022 World Cup quarter-final clash with France, according to reports. The Chelsea forward, and one of the Three Lions’ most experienced and trusted players, missed the round of 16 victory against Senegal after flying back to the UK after armed intruders broke into his home last Saturday night.

Sterling’s young family are all believed to be unharmed but on Monday the 27-year-old reportedly said he will not head back to the tournament until he sure that his family in safe hands:

‘I’m 100 per cent sure that my family can be kept safe’.

PA news agency now understands that Sterling is considering returning to Qatar soon, with extra security measures being put in place to protect his loved ones. The Football Association have been alerted of this and are looking into the logistics of getting the star player back to Gareth Southgate before Saturday’s quarter-final.

The clash with France is unquestionably England’s biggest game of the World Cup so far, with the reigning champions one of the tournament favourites. This all comes after two arrests were made on Wednesday morning over an attempted burglary in the same area as Sterling’s home. However Surrey Police have since confirmed that:

‘At this time these arrests are not being linked to an ongoing investigation into a burglary which received significant media coverage over the weekend. ‘That separate investigation remains ongoing and as of 12:00 on Wednesday, 7 December no arrests have been made in connection with that. ‘Officers are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances and the investigation remains on going.’

Southgate, Sterling’s teammates and more have sent their best wishes to the player and his family, while the England boss has reiterated that there is no need to rush or force his return to the World Cup. He said:

‘The priority at the moment is family. We will support that and give him as much time as he needs. ‘At the moment it is a situation he needs time with his family to deal with. I don’t want to put him under any pressure with that. Sometimes football isn’t the most important thing and family comes first.’

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