Rio Ferdinand given first Hodgson England call-up

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.

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Ferdinand's England call-up

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has pulled out of his first England call-up under manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro.