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Raheem Sterling out of England qualifier after ‘disturbance’

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Raheem Sterling has been removed from England's European Qualifier against Montenegro after a disturbance at the team's St George's Park training complex.

England manager Gareth Southgate said that "emotions were still raw" after Sterling was involved in a clash with Joe Gomez towards the end of Liverpool's 3-1 win over Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

It is understood the pair were again involved after meeting up for England duty on Monday.

Sterling was subsequently withdrawn from selection for the game at Wembley.

No details of the incident were revealed, although the FA confirmed Sterling remains with the squad following the "disturbance in a private team area".

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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.

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