Why is Raheem Sterling NOT playing for England at the World Cup vs Senegal? | The Sun

ENGLAND are taking on Senegal in the World Cup as they aim to reach the quarter-finals.

Though star man Raheem Sterling will be playing no part for the Three Lions.

Why is Raheem Sterling NOT playing for England?

Raheem Sterling is not available for England's World Cup clash with Senegal as he is dealing with a family matter, the FA have confirmed.

The Chelsea ace has been a mainstay in the national team ever since Gareth Southgate took charge back in 2016.


Sterling started both of England's games against Iran and USA but was then benched for the 3-0 win over Wales.

The 27-year-old has scored 21 times in 80 times in total.

When is England vs Senegal?

  • England's World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal will take place TODAY – Sunday, December 4.
  • The match will get underway from 7pm UK time.
  • England vs Senegal will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
  • The stadium holds just under 70,000 fans and played host to England's 0-0 draw with USA.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • England vs Senegal will be shown live on ITV 1 in the UK.
  • You can live stream the action from the ITV X app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
  • Coverage of the game will get going from 6pm GMT.

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