Raheem Sterling paid tribute to Damary Dawkins after scoring for England against Czech Republic at Wembley. Shaun Brooks-Action Plus via Getty Images
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Raheem Sterling will cover the funeral costs for Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins.

Dawkins passed away last month at the age of 13 after a battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.


Sterling had supported a campaign by the Dawkins family to find a suitable stem cell donor for Damary.

The Manchester City winger paid tribute to the youngster after scoring in England’s 5-0 win over the Czech Republic last month – lifting his shirt to reveal a picture of the two of them together.

“Damary was a special young man who touched a lot of lives, including my own,” said Sterling.

“Positive until the very end, he was an example to us all.”

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