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The John Terry racism row entered a new phase when his teammate and defence witness Ashley Cole was attacked on Twitter - with Rio Ferdinand laughingly reacting.

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He predicts football competitions, he walks on water, he leaps over entire audiences, and he levitates … other people. But perhaps most impressively, his series has become Thursday's most-watched multichannel show for two weeks running, despite airing on a channel, Watch, that most of the nation has barely heard of – now that's magic!

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England manager Roy Hodgson last night led the tributes to Danny Fullbrook, the chief football writer of the Daily Star who has died from cancer at the age of 40.

Steven Gerrard faces the media alongside England manager Roy Hodgson in Donetsk last night

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<b>Rio Ferdinand</b><br/> The 33-year-old Manchester United defender defender was left out of Roy Hodgson’s first England squad. Ferdinand's omission has ended the possibility of Hodgson playing him alongside John Terry. Hodgson dismissed speculation that his selection was affected by potential squad disharmony: “I selected John Terry for footballing reasons and I left out Rio Ferdinand for footballing reasons.”

Glenn Moore: The reasons why Roy Hodgson was right not to pick Rio Ferdinand

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Italy's players go through their paces

Wounded and at bay, Italy may find this a step too far

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Olympic hope: Rio Ferdinand's drug-related ban no longer rules him out

France manager Laurent Blanc joins Rio Ferdinand debate

France manager Laurent Blanc today rallied behind former Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand and said it was a surprise to see him left out of England's Euro 2012 plans.

<b>Rio Ferdinand</b><br/> The 33-year-old Manchester United defender defender was left out of Roy Hodgson’s first England squad. Ferdinand's omission has ended the possibility of Hodgson playing him alongside John Terry. Hodgson dismissed speculation that his selection was affected by potential squad disharmony: “I selected John Terry for footballing reasons and I left out Rio Ferdinand for footballing reasons.”

Anton Ferdinand speaks out over brother Rio's England omission

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has refused to join the condemnation of brother Rio's omission from England's Euro 2012 squad.

John Terry

John Terry provides fitness boost for England

The Football Association have confirmed their entire 23-man squad, including John Terry, will be on the plane that leaves Luton Airport for their Euro 2012 mission this afternoon.

Roy Hodgson is learning that much of what happens to an England manager is out of his control

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Ian Birrell: Our national sport shares our national blindness

Surely even the grumpiest republican struggled to begrudge the community spirit of these past few days. There is something moving when nations find a sense of togetherness, whatever the trigger. Yet one thing has been abundantly clear from the scenes we have witnessed: this country has changed irrevocably in 60 years. Look at the faces beneath the bunting. It is glaringly obvious we live in a multi-racial society.

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