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Rio Ferdinand out of England squad

March 18, 2013
By Press Association
Rio Ferdinand has pulled out of the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro as he manages his fitness, Roy Hodgson announced Monday.

But the Manchester United defender, who earned his first call-up under manager Hodgson for the double header and was due to join up with the squad Monday, said he wants to continue his international career.

"I'm disappointed Rio will not be available, but due to the detailed pre-planned training and medical ...

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