Date: 18th July 2012 at 4:46pm
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All that kerfuffle about Rio Ferdinand not being selected for the 23 man squad Roy Hodgson first selected and then took to the Euro 2012 tournament appears to have dulled Rio`s appetite for the international game.

Down in South Africa, on the first leg of our pre-season tour, Rio has spoken, wryly, about the future and insinuated that he intends to concentrate on the domestic scene for the foreseeable future, commenting,

“I`m not thinking about playing international football.”

“Manchester United is at the forefront of my mind.”

“It`s my club and this is what I love doing. If anything else comes of it so be it.”

“But I don`t think of anything else except for playing for Manchester United and hopefully winning back the league.”


Has Roy Hodgson, by omitting Rio from that twenty-three man squad, called time on Rio`s England career or is there still a chance that he could play a part in our World Cup 2014 qualification programme?



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