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Rio Ferdinand retires from England

May 15, 2013
By Associated Press


LONDON -- England defender Rio Ferdinand has retired from international soccer to focus on his Manchester United career.



The 34-year-old Ferdinand was recalled to the England team in March by coach Roy Hodgson after almost two years out of the fold. But Ferdinand withdrew from the squad citing fitness concerns, and instead flew to the Middle East to commentate on World Cup qualifying.



Ferdinand, who made 81 appearances for England, ...

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