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FA could step in to diffuse row

The FA could step in to attempt to diffuse a Twitter row that is threatening to drive a wedge between senior England football players.

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Ashley Cole statement: 'No intention of making any sort of complaint'

Ashley Cole issued this statement through his lawyers:

It said:

"Ashley Cole has been made aware of the discussion following comments appearing on Twitter and wishes to make it clear that he and Rio Ferdinand are good friends and Ashley has no intention of making any sort of complaint.

"Ashley appreciates that Tweeting is so quick it often results in off-hand and stray comments."

– Statement issued through Ashley Cole's lawyers

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