Report: Rio axed from the England Euro 2012 squad

Euro 2012: Former England centre back Rio Ferdinand has suffered with a string of injuries in the past few seasons
Former England centre back Rio Ferdinand has suffered a string of injuries in the past few seasons Credit: The Guardian

The Guardian is reporting that the Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been excluded from new England manager Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad[ to be announced tomorrow.

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.

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