Terry named in England squad, Ferdinand out

(Reuters) - England manager Roy Hodgson cast aside Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, probably signalling the end of his international career, but included former captain John Terry in his squad for next month's European Championship.

Hodgson, appointed on May 1 to replace Fabio Capello who quit in February after guiding England to the finals in Poland and Ukraine, also named Liverpool striker Andy Carroll in a 23-man party along with uncapped Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy and Arsenal's teenage winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Striker Wayne Rooney was included despite having to miss the first two matches of the tournament through suspension, while Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will captain the side who have been drawn in Group D with co-hosts Ukraine, France and Sweden.

Hodgson said Ferdinand's omission and Terry's inclusion were both "footballing decisions", despite media reports that the pair have fallen out.


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