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England defender Gary Cahill

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The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 19 March 2013

Ferdinand leaves Hodgson with new selection worry

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

International career over? Rio Ferdinand pulls out of England squad for World Cup qualifiers

Manchester United defender will not take part in games against San Marino and Montenegro

The Sport Matrix: Monday 18 March 2013

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Manchester United defender was included in Roy Hodgson's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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