England coach Roy Hodgson and former captain Rio Ferdinand have joined the Football Association’s commission seeking ways to improve the national team.
Former captain John Terry was named to the England soccer squad for the 2012 European Championship as new manager Roy Hodgson left out fellow defender Rio Ferdinand.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signed a one-year extension to his contract after the team won its 20th English league title.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand faces a three-week battle to prove his fitness for a place in England’s soccer World Cup squad, the News of the World reported.
Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has been recalled to the England soccer squad for this month’s World Cup qualifying matches.
Rio Ferdinand scored a late winner as Alex Ferguson saw his Manchester United team beat Swansea 2-1 in his last home match as manager. Elsewhere there were wins for Tottenham, Everton, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Robin van Persie scored in injury time as Manchester United beat defending champion Manchester City 3-2 yesterday to move six points clear of its rival atop the Premier League.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is considering an offer to play in China when his contract ends after next season, the Guardian said.