The English FA have taken a decision on forward Raheem Sterling returning to the England squad ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-final tie with France on Saturday.
In a statement on Thursday, the FA confirmed that Sterling would return to England’s World Cup base in Qatar on Friday ahead of the France clash this weekend.
the Chelsea forward temporarily left to attend to a family matter but is now expected to rejoin the squad in Al Wakrah on Friday (9 December) ahead of the quarter-final with France.
Sterling, who left the camp of the Three Lions after a robbery attack on his home in England, missed the round of 16 victory against Senegal.
Although no one was hurt in the attack, the 27-year-old had reportedly said he was not returning to Qatar until he was 100 per cent sure that his family can be kept safe.
Sterling, who is one of England’s most trusted players, will however, ensure extra security measures to protect his loved ones back home.
The English FA also informed of the player’s decision to head back to Qatar and is looking into the logistics of getting the star player back.
This all comes after two arrests were made on Wednesday morning over an attempted burglary in the same area as Sterling’s home.