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Ferdinand calls time on England career

May 15, 2013
By ESPN staff
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from international football with England.

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Ferdinand, 34, has just celebrated winning his sixth Premier League title with United and his desire to continue playing for the English champions was central to the decision.

"After a great deal of thought, I have decided the time is right for me to retire ...

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