Rio 'gutted' he is out of the England squad

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'.

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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.