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Raheem Sterling to make England World Cup return ahead of France clash after home robbery



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Raheem Sterling will rejoin England’s World Cup camp in Qatar ahead of their quarter-final clash against France on Saturday evening.

Sterling was absent for their 3-0 win over Senegal in the last-16 and flew back to England to be with his family after his home in Surrey was broken into.

It remained unclear if Sterling would return to the Three Lions’ camp for the remainder of the tournament, with England boss Gareth Southgate not putting the winger under any pressure.

But now the Football Association have confirmed that the 28-year-old is expected to rejoin his teammates in Al Wakrah on Friday before their clash against France.

A statement read: “Raheem Sterling will return to England’s World Cup base in Qatar.

“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 has had the full support of his manager and teammates following the break-in, which Surrey Police are continuing to investigate.

After a spokesman for Sterling said his family were at home during the robbery, Surrey Police confirmed nobody was home while intruders were present at the address.