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The reaction: Rio Ferdinand retires from England

The Manchester United defender has called time on his international career

Ferdinand, who won the last of his 81 caps in June 2011, angered some England fans when he withdrew after being recalled to Roy Hodgson's squad for the match in San Marino and Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Rio Ferdinand quits international football

Rio Ferdinand has quit international football, the Football Association (FA) said today.

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards eyes 2014 World Cup place with England

24-year-old confident of making right-back position his own

MATIJA NASTASIC: Looked far more experienced than a 20-year-old in his first year in English football, intercepting well
Laughing matter: Sir Alex Ferguson (left) raised concerns over Rio Ferdinand’s fitness after his England recall

Testimonial announcement hints at Manchester United stay for Rio Ferdinand

Defender is out of contract in the summer

Ross Barkley, only 19, has started against Tottenham and Arsenal

Everton bank on Ross Barkley to hit the Wayne Rooney standard in push for top-four

The Toffees teenager has been thrust into action

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson questions the need for international friendlies

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