The 27-year-old forward did not feature in Sunday's last-16 win against Senegal due to concern over his family's wellbeing after a break-in at his home in Surrey. Sterling returned to the UK and is believed to be willing to travel back to Qatar as long as he is assured of his family's safety, with additional security measures being worked through. Surrey Police issued a statement earlier on Wednesday morning saying they were working to establish whether the arrest of two men on Tuesday night in an area close to where Sterling lives had any connection to the burglary at his home, which was reported on Saturday.
The quarter-final games will begin on Friday.
Sterling returned to the UK but could be back in Qatar ahead of England’s quarter-final on Saturday.