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.
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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 defender Rio Ferdinand is considering an offer to play in China when his contract ends after next season, the Guardian said.
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’s Rio Ferdinand has been recalled to the England soccer squad for this month’s World Cup qualifying matches.
English soccer’s ruling body opened an investigation after Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand was hit by an object thrown from the crowd at the end of yesterday’s Premier League match at Manchester City.
England soccer team captain Rio Ferdinand injured a knee in training and was taken to the hospital for a scan, coach Fabio Capello said today.