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FOX Soccer News takes a look at Rio Ferdinand decision to retire from the England National team.
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Here's what you miss if you didn't watch fox soccer news last night. So looks like Roy Hodgson won't have to worry about Rio Ferdinand anymore with the Manchester United defender retiring. From international duty to focus on his red devils' career of course. Ferdinand in Hudson had a good running back in March when he declined to recalled to the English national team citing his fitness and then flew to the Middle East to work as a broadcaster yeah Hodgson. Didn't like that one. All that much the 34 year old making 81 appearances for the three lines and said quote. I feel it is right for me to stand aside and let the younger players come through which allows me to concentrate on my club career the team. Looks in great shape and there is an influx of young talented players coming through the ranks which bodes well for the future of the soccer world reacting to that -- He's been a fantastic city. In the country is fantastic so it is probably. I think pitching career that set. I can only respect his decision and then we should move in the future and you know thank him for the really kind sentiments he expressed to live with regard to the team and our future. This -- getting great play he's he's siphoning incinerate Sammy Sosa. Was opened up for mobile you know one time I don't know -- them as sentiment Johnson even. The cornerstone -- England's opportunities and it is just -- means that for me to get ahead but to make plays and also wish tomorrow. James the biggest surprise to me. Yesterday I think it was when he when he called music to obviously was for the rest of the people today you know the general public they were in the news book but as I say I think from a fantastic joked about golf and country. He's a father who was respected admired. Expect totally believes he's handled this. This decision to retire and I can only hope that you -- I would carry on the floor and on the views of the royal high level movie. The quality you know with the quality things continue to show. Players some of what Rio Ferdinand has accomplished with a three lines for them becoming England's youngest ever defender when he made his debut against Cameroon. At Wembley 1997 -- week after his nineteenth birthday real. The captaincy by Fabio Capello in 2008 played in 81 games -- World Cup's for England. Watch fox soccer news every night at ten PN.