Football tip The scandal between Stirling and Gomez has not been without consequence
The Football Association of England has decided to leave Rahim Stirling out of the squad for Euro qualification against Montenegro on Thursday. The wing got into a scandal with Joe Gomez at yesterday`s training session for the three lions. The two moved their last-minute conflict into the derby between Liverpool and Manchester City at the national team camp and the FA did not hesitate to take action. Prevent fight in England`s national team over Liverpool - Man City
An official statement says Stirling will stay with the team but will not play against Wembley`s Montenegrins. At the same time, Gomez`s name is not mentioned at all, but according to the Daily Mail, it was Liverpool`s defender who was the other party to the dispute, threatening to develop into physical self-violence. The newspaper claims that Sterling tried to grab Gomez by the door when they entered the dining room, but the two were quickly rubbed.
We made the decision not to count on Rahim on Thursday. One of the biggest challenges we faced was isolating club rivalries when players came into the national team, and we achieved it. Unfortunately, in this case, the emotions of Sunday`s game are apparently still raging. I think we did the right thing. We came to this decision with the consent of the whole team. Now, the important thing is to support the players and focus on the game itself, said breeder Gareth Southgate.
The British only need a point in both games via upcoming football events against Montenegro and Kosovo to secure a place in the Euro 2020 finals.
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