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Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has withdrawn from England's squad for their World Cup qualifiers.
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We -- proud and and Aznar who guys on the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro. Fred and I do was called up for the first time by England manager Roy Hodgson. As withdrawn and had a ten to manage his fitness for Manchester United but he insists he does want to continue playing for England. This is what he said he said it was important for me to be able to speak with -- face to face. And explain the situation a one thing on me clear it was up my passion and commitment to represent my country is as strong as -- Is disappointed that I won't be able to play up on the upcoming games but I told draw like that I want to continue to be available for England and I look forward to working with him in the future. Hudson said. I'm disappointed -- would not be available pitcher to the detailed free -- training and medical program you must follow. It's not possible however I was pleased that -- called and asked to meet with me. It was important to hear from him passionately about the way he must manage his body between games. This is not to say he -- -- to -- games in Canada has proven so. He's at this time due to particular pre planning details already in place for his program. I must play -- -- but I was impressed with his commitment to playing putting -- and I look forward to hopefully select you for escorts in the future. It's certainly a blog freeing him because Rio -- experience would have been invaluable particularly in the second qualifier. Next week in Podgorica against the group leaders Montenegro's. But we go to sensing from rather -- off to the scored announcement that Ted may be just wasn't gonna be -- straightforward with -- drugs and expressing surprise and then. Explaining about said the medical received at Rio Ferdinand has to followed whether or not that was compatible. With that him being involved in these next two games so. That's where the a lot about what's -- off the terrain has told Roy host committee remains available and committed to a good Dunn and does continue to want to try and I think that's the crucial thing. It's -- -- -- form holds up from now through the end of the season. There are a couple of -- of course the end of the season against the Republican violent a web at the end of -- of course in Rio. Against Brazil early in -- possibly could be penciled in for what -- Or rather those two games if -- fitness is still good. Otherwise the state distort and diving and old testament of course formal qualify as. Next season in the early part of the season treating this September October.