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STERLING AXED FROM ENGLAND TEAM TO FACE MONTENEGRO AFTER FIGHT WITH GOMEZ

Raheem Sterling has been ejected from the England squad to face Montenegro in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Coach Gareth Southgate can confirm.

The English and Manchester City forward will not be considered for England’s EURO 2020 qualifier against Montenegro as a result of a disturbance in a private team area at St. George’s Park today. However, he will remain with the squad.

Gareth Southgate said: “We have taken the decision to not consider Raheem for the match against Montenegro on Thursday.

“One of the great challenges and strengths for us is that we’ve been able to separate club rivalries from the national team. Unfortunately the emotions of yesterday’s game were still raw.

“My feeling is that the right thing for the team is the action we have taken. Now that the decision has been made with the agreement of the entire squad, it’s important that we support the players and focus on Thursday night.”

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