The paper says "a dismayed Ferdinand is convinced it is directly linked to his issues with [John] Terry and the potential divisions that might have been caused" within the squad over Terry's upcoming trial where he faces charges of allegedly racially abusing Rio's brother Anton during a match.
He denies the accusations.
The Guardian also claims that Stoke striker Peter Crouch and Man City right back Micah Richards have been told they are being left out.
Roy Hodgson said he omitted Rio Ferdinand from his Euro 2012 England squad for 'footballing reasons' alone - Ferdinand said he is 'gutted'
So it is confirmed. No room for sentiment and no room for Rio Ferdinand in Roy Hodgson's Euro squad. John Terry is included though.
New England manager Roy Hodgson has released his 23 man squad for the 2012 European Championships in Ukraine and Poland.