Rio Ferdinand to work as TV pundit at World Cup

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will assess his former

England teammates’ performances during the World Cup next year.

The BBC said Ferdinand will be part of its punditry team in

Brazil alongside former England players Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer

and Phil Neville.

Ferdinand has 81 caps with England. He was called up for

England’s qualifiers in March but later withdrew from the squad and

retired from international football.

Ferdinand, who will also have a role with social media content

during the tournament, said ”I’ll be cheering on England,

especially with quite a few of my clubmates involved. But there’ll

be a great array of Premier League players on display throughout

the tournament and I’m excited to see how they all perform on the

big stage.”