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What Happened To Raheem Sterling And What Made Him Leave The England Football Team?

The English Football Team superstar is not with the team anymore. This attacking midfielder and winger is an indispensable part of the English Premier League club Chelsea and the England National Men’s Football Team.

What suddenly happened that the former Liverpool and Manchester City midfield maestro that he had to leave his national side in the Fifa World Cup 2022? Raheem Sterling is not an England-born player. He was, in fact, born in the Caribbean country of Jamaica.

But now he belongs to English citizenship. He moved to England when he was very young. He was just five years old then. He always had a passion for football, and that led him to begin his career as a professional football player.

A Little History of Raheem Sterling

As said earlier, he is a Jamaican-born professional football player who currently belongs to English citizenship. He is the son of Nadine Clarke, his mother. She was a part of the Jamaican national athletics team and played as a competitive athlete for her national team. His father was unfortunately murdered in Jamaica when he was only two years old.

Raheem Sterling left England National Football Team

Young Raheem Sterling (Credits: Raheem Sterling’s Instagram)

He started his professional football career with Queens Park Rangers. It is an English football club that participates in the English Premier League. Then he stayed and played for the club until 2010, when he was recruited by another English Premier League giant, Liverpool.

From there, his fame started to rise. At first, he was included in Liverpool’s youth club and was told to play there until he impressed the higher officials in the club. He also made his debut in an Under-18s derby match with Liverpool.

The derby match was against Everton. He scored his first goal against Hibernian, a professional club. It was a friendly football game, and he scored his first goal for Liverpool in this match. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.

He made his debut in the senior Liverpool team in a match with Wigan Athletic. He appeared as a substitute in the match and became the third youngest player at the age of 17 years and 107 days to play for Liverpool.

Why Raheem Sterling Left The English National Team?

The English Men’s Football Team has been a great form in recent years. The English team even reached the final of the Euro 2020. The tournament also took place in England. Although they lost the final, their style of playing the game was praised by many. And Raheem Sterling was an indispensable part of the team.

Raheem Sterling left England National Football Team

Raheem Sterling with Foden (Credits: Raheem Sterling’s Instagram)

His performance as a midfield player and winger was one of the main reasons behind the success of the English National Men’s Football team in the Euro 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers as well.

The English team also performed very well in the group stages of the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is held in Qatar. The English team grouped with the United States, Iran, and Wales National teams.

But recently, the England National Men’s Football team has confirmed that the current Chelsea midfielder will not be a part of the team anymore for the rest of their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign.

They also confirmed that he would not be a part of the Round of 16 ties where England is drawn to face Senegal, an African country. The reason that is coming out for which the English midfield maestro will not be a part of the team anymore for the rest of the tournament is quite shocking.

It is reported that his house was broken into by burglars. This was a piece of very tragic and scary news for anyone. And it is also reported that his partner and young children were still in the house when the burglars broke in.

Raheem Sterling left England National Football Team

Raheem Sterling in the Manchester City Colors (Credits: Raheem Sterling’s Instagram)

This was very shocking for anyone, as it comes to the matter of the security of his loved ones. This is why the England National Team granted him to go to his family in these tough times. He also could not play at his best with every sort of tension in his mind about his family.

So, maybe it is for the best for Raheem, his family, and the English team as well. England also seems to be doing quite well without him as they beat Senegal in the Round of 16 with three goals to nil.

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