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Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling has been dropped from England’s European Championship qualifier against Montenegro after a physical showdown with Liverpool’s safeguard Joe Gomez.
As per a few reports, Sterling endeavored to snatch Gomez by the neck following his appearance in the players’ bottle at St George’s Park on Monday, only a day after the pair conflicted during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City.
Witnesses said they heard him ask the Liverpool safeguard whether he was “still the huge man.”
As far as concerns Sterling in the beat down, FA affirmed in an explanation that Sterling won’t have any influence against Montenegro on Thursday. Despite the fact that, the 24-year-old will stay with the squad.
‘The FA can affirm Raheem Sterling won’t be considered for Thursday’s EURO 2020 qualifier against Montenegro because of an unsettling influence in a private group territory at St. George’s Park today,’ an announcement read. ‘He will stay with the squad.’
Sterling is comprehended to have apologized to Gomez and the whole England squad after the quarrel.
He likewise took location the beat down with Joe Gomez: ‘We are in a game where feelings run high and I am man enough to concede when feelings showed signs of improvement of me,’ he posted. ‘Both Joe and I have had words and made sense of things and proceeded onward.’
However, former England international, Rio Ferdinand air his own opinion in the issue.