Originally written on Top-soCCer  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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The age old debate about when a player is truly ready to take on the rigours of international duty has again raised its head this week. Ahead of their World Cup 2014 qualifier against the Ukraine at Wembley, England called up Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling to the full squad, after the withdrawal of Tottenham winger Theo Walcott. Sterling, who only made his first Premier League start back on August 26th against Manchester City, has been one of the bright sparks in Liverpool’s stuttering start to the new season. After impressing so much through the pre-season, the pacey winger looks to have set himself up in the position of being one of the promising and exciting attacking talents that England has seen for a long time. But at just 17 years of age, can Raheem Sterling be ready? England manager Roy Hodgson has been leaning towards selecting players who are in form, as opposed to just making selection choices based on past reputations. Sterling’s eye-catching early season form has e...
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