‘All family have disagreements’: Southgate plays down clash

A training camp altercation between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez was likened to a family argument by England manager Gareth Southgate on Tuesday after the players’ club rivalry spilled over into the international arena.

A day after they clashed on the field during a high-profile Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool, Sterling and Gomez were involved in what the English Football Association described as a “disturbance in a private team area” after they joined up with the national team on Monday.

Sterling was apparently the aggressor in the exchange — the winger acknowledged in a post on Instagram that “emotions got the better of me” — and was dropped by Southgate for the European
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