Forward flies home after picking up knock.
By Nicholas Veevers in Novi Sad.
England U17s ace Raheem Sterling
has returned to parent club Liverpool today, after picking up an ankle injury in Friday's game with Denmark.
Sterling was substituted just before half time in the match
after stretching to control a pass and after being evaluated by the England medical staff in Serbia and consultation with their counterparts at Anfield, it was decided that he wouldn't be fit to feature in Monday's Group A closer with the host nation so would return to his club for further treatment.
He didn't play in the first game with France, as he only arrived to link up with the squad
last Sunday but he is now on his way back to Anfield having flown from Belgrade on Sunday morning.
"We'd like to thank Raheem for his contributions, as he's played a major part this season throughout the qualification process," said Head Coach John Peacock.
"It's a shame that it's had to end this way for him, but it will have been a great experience for Raheem and I'm sure he'll wish all of the squad the best in their aim to reach the World Cup and the semi-final of the European Championship."
Peacock will not replace Sterling with anyone ahead of Monday's game.