A fresh insight into the status of Raheem Sterling for the remainder of England’s World Cup campaign has been provided late on Sunday night.
Gareth Southgate’s troops, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago.
After advancing to the Last-16 as group winners, the Three Lions pitted their talents against AFCON holders Senegal, with a spot in the quarter-finals, and a daunting showdown with champions France, at stake.
And, when all was said and done, England marched on to precisely that, in largely comfortable fashion.
Goals on the part of all of Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka ensured that Southgate and co. emerged on the right side of an eventual 3-0 scoreline.
One high-profile member of the English setup to have missed out on the celebrations in Al Khor on Sunday, though, comes in the form of Raheem Sterling.
Wide-man Sterling was a surprise late scratch from the Three Lions’ setup to face Senegal, with ‘family matters’ cited as being behind the 27-year-old’s last-minute pre-match exit from the camp.
A more in-depth insight into the situation, as alluded to above, though, has since been provided.
The info comes courtesy of the reliable Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, who has confirmed that Sterling’s home was broken into by thieves this weekend.
The Chelsea star, as a result, came to the understandable decision to fly back to London earlier today, to check on his family’s wellbeing.
It has since too been assured, though, that Sterling remains ‘fully committed’ to the England cause, with his intention, all being well, to return to Qatar ahead of next weekend’s World Cup quarter-finals.