17 May 2012

New England manager drops Ferdinand for Euro 2012

6:12 am on 17 May 2012

England's new manager Roy Hodgson has omitted the Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, but included former John Terry in his squad for next month's European football championship.

Hodgson, a somewhat controversial appointment earlier this month after Fabio Capello quit the job in February, also named the Liverpool striker Andy Carroll in a 23-man party along with the uncapped Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy and Arsenal's teenage winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Striker Wayne Rooney was included despite having to miss the first two matches of the tournament through suspension, while Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will captain the side.