Rio Ferdinand has said he is "gutted" to miss out on an England return and hit out at former players for their negative reaction to him pulling out of Roy Hodgson's squad, accusing them of 'chatting rubbish'.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has pulled out of England's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro due to "the detailed pre-planned training and medical programme he must follow", England manager Roy Hodgson said today.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has earned his first England call-up under manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiersRead the full story ›
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has earned his first England call-up under manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro later this month.
Hodgson cited "footballing reasons" for Ferdinand's exclusion in his squad for the Euro 2012 finals and he has remained out of his plans ever since.
England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted to being nervous ahead of making his 100th appearance for his country. The Liverpool midfielder will become only the sixth England player to reach one hundred caps when he lines up against Sweden tonight in Stockholm.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is in line for his 100th England cap.Read the full story ›
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is in line for his 100th England cap after being included in Roy Hodgson's squad for next week's friendly against Sweden.
Stand-in captain Wayne Rooney has his sights on becoming one of England's top five goalscorers.Read the full story ›
Everton left-back Leighton Baines says the battle for the international spot has been driving him on this season.
The 27-year-old has featured for his country this season, but says with Ashely Cole the established choice back in the squad, he has a fight on his hands.
"I've been trying to keep my form up at club level between the two international breaks," he told evertontv.
"The competition for places is just the way it is. It's something you just have to accept.
"You respect the players in the squad and the other players who are in your position that much that you know you may not play.
"All you can always do is do the best you can for your club and that's what I've been trying to do."