Raheem Sterling will rejoin the England squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup quarter-final against France having left Qatar due to a break-in at his house. The Chelsea winger, 28, left the camp on Sunday after news of a robbery at his Surrey home. Sterling is now set to return to the Three Lions squad ahead of the crunch match against the defending world champions at the Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday. An FA statement said: “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.” Police investigating the incident confirmed the ‘jewellery and watches’ were reported stolen after armed intruders broke into Sterling’s house in Oxshott. Sterling missed England’s 3-0 round of 16 win over Senegal after flying home and after the match, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate said that Sterling had the team’s full support.

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