Raheem Sterling has been forced to leave the England World Cup camp and return home after his house was broken into on Saturday night. The English striker decided to return to England in emergency. Raheem Sterling missed the 8th final won by England against Senegal (3-0) this Sunday night in the World Cup. The English federation announced the news can before kick-off, citing a “family problem”. The English press was quick to dig for the reason of the absence of the English striker.
It turns out that Sterling’s house was broken into, while his girlfriend and their three young children were present. The player will immediately return home to be with his loved ones. According to the British media, the burglars were armed “Sometimes soccer is not the most important thing and the family must come first,” said coach Gareth Southgate after the game, confirming the reports. “We want to give him space and we’ll see in the next few days how that develops.”