Ferdinand, Owen issue rallying call

October 9, 2003
England absentee Rio Ferdinand has joined injured striker Michael Owen in wishing their international teammates all the best for the decisive Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey on Saturday. Manchester United defender Ferdinand was controversially omitted from the England squad, who landed in Istanbul on Thursday night, after missing a mandatory drugs test. The rest of the squad threatened to boycott the match unless Ferdinand was reinstated but ultimately failed and boarded their plane with a parting ...

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