Raheem Sterling left England’s delegation at the 2022 World Cup due to an armed robbery at his homewith his family indoors, in the town of Cobham, near London.
In the first instance the English Federation communicated in his official channels that the footballer was not going to be available for a “family matter”, a situation that coach Gareth Southgate confirmed to the press.
“I can’t say much. He is dealing with a family problem. He will go (to England) and take care of that matter, and we will have to take it from there. I don’t want to put any kind of pressure on him. Sometimes, football is not the most important thing, the family comes first”, said the DT of the “Three Lions” to the chain ITV in the pre-match.
As the hours passed, more details about the situation became known. The newspaper the sunalong with various English media, reported that Armed men entered his house, stealing around 300 thousand pounds sterling (325 million 507 thousand Chilean pesos) in watches before running away.
Paige Milian, the soccer player’s partner, was with their two children at the time of the robbery. In England it is speculated that the criminals did not expect a presence in the house, due to Sterling’s participation in the World Cup.
“This was terrifying for her and obviously traumatic for the whole family.“, indicated a close person. Due to what happened, it is in doubt if the Chelsea player will return to the concentration in Qatar.