Rio Ferdinand: England 'weren't up to it'

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand dismissed as "rubbish" suggestions that Roy Hodgson's players lacked passion, saying the side simply "wasn't up to it" at the World Cup.

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Loads saying no pride no passion....the boys didn't try u saying? Rubbish. We just wasn't up to it. Nothing to do with pride & passion.

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Money doesn't help you deal with the pressure from fans/media/yourself to perform on a football pitch at all...

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Redknapp refuses to 'name names' in England duty row

Harry Redknapp has refused Steven Gerrard's demand to name and shame the ex-Tottenham stars the Premier League boss claims skipped England duty. He said: "I don't want to get into naming names because it wouldn't be fair to the players."