Roy Hodgson reportedly telling strangers on train that Rio Ferdinand won’t play for England again

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

If Rio Ferdinand wanted to learn his fate with Roy Hodgson's England team, he should have been riding the London Underground's Jubilee Line on Wednesday, because that's where the England manager reportedly told random travelers that the 33-year-old Man United defender is finished at the international level.

From The Mirror:

England boss Hodgson opened up to commuters when asked whether he would include the Manchester United defender on Thursday, when he names his squad for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino next Friday and Poland four days later.

"I very much doubt it. He hasn't played for England for quite a while," revealed Hodgson.

"I have to say it is over for him and England. It has got to be the end of the road. He is pushing 34 and hasn't played for England for a long, long time."

The Mirror calls this an "amazing confession," but it's pretty much what Hodgson assistant and Ferdinand's former Man United teammate Gary Neville said on television days earlier.

Anyway, opposing managers might want to start taking the tube around London in order to pick up some extra info before matches.

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