Raheem Sterling to England's game against Belgium due to injury
Raheem Sterling OUT of England’s Nations League game against Belgium after the Manchester City winger suffered a last-minute calf injury
- Raheem Sterling will miss tonight’s Nations League game against Belgium
- The Man City forward picked up a calf injury and was initially set to start
- Sterling is said to have suffered up a knock in a training session on Saturday
Raheem Sterling has picked up a calf injury and will not be taking part in England’s Nations League match against Belgium.
The news came out after the team sheet was released ahead of kick-off on Sunday evening.
He was originally set to start, with Gareth Southgate trying to decide who would join him and Harry Kane in attack.
Raheem Sterling will sit out of England’s Nations League clash with Belgium due to injury
Without Sterling, the England starting XI is as follows: Pickford, Walker, Trippier, Dier, Rice, Mount, Henderson, Kane, Mings, Chilwell, Grealish.
His absence should give a number of England’s other young stars a chance to prove themselves on the pitch.
The Manchester City man is said to have picked up a knock in training on Saturday.
He faced a fitness check ahead of the game on Sunday afternoon, and it appears he has not been cleared to play.
Sterling is suffering with a calf problem after a knock during England training this week
Not only will he be a big loss for Gareth Southgate in the match against Belgium, it may also put a dent in Pep Guardiola’s Man City plans.
City are currently 10th in the Premier League, six points off the top spot, and face a crucial game against second-placed Tottenham Hotspur when domestic football returns.
Sterling has scored five goals in all competitions for his club so far this season, so fans will be hoping he isn’t out of action for too long.
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