World Cup 2022: Raheem Sterling leaves England camp in Qatar, flies back to UK
England forward, Raheem Sterling has left the team’s camp at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Chelsea star has flown back to the UK, after burglars broke into his house while his family were inside.
Sterling was left out of the squad for their 3-0 win over Senegal in the Round of 16.
Before the match, the Football Association confirmed he would miss the match due to a “family matter”.
Sterling had started two of England’s three games at the World Cup so far.
It is understood Sterling decided to get home as soon as he received the news, as he was concerned for the safety of his wife and kids.
Manager Gareth Southgate was asked if Sterling could return to play a part in the tournament, he replied: “I really don’t know, it’s a situation he needs time to deal with, I don’t want to put any pressure on him.
“Sometimes football isn’t the most important thing and family should come first.”