Rio Ferdinand’s England career looks all but over after he was the shock omission in England’s Euro 2012 squad that was announced today.
The 33-year-old Man United defender missed out to Chelsea’s John Terry, who is facing criminal charges over alleged racist comment’s made to Ferdinnad’s brother Anton.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been included in England’s 23-man squad for Euro 2012 by boss Roy Hodgson.
There are call-ups for uncapped Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.
Liverpool winger Stuart Downing and Man United striker Danny Welbeck have also been picked.
As expected, Wayne Rooney is selected despite being suspended for the first two games of England’s Group D campaign.
In addition to Carroll, Welbeck and Rooney, Hodgson will take Jermain Defoe as a striking option.
England squad for Euro 2012: Goalkeepers – Green (West Ham), Hart (Man City) Ruddy (Norwich).
Defenders – Baines (Everton), Cahill (Chelsea), Cole (Chelsea), Johnson (Liverpool), Jones (Man Utd), Lescott (Man City), Terry (Chelsea).
Midfielders – Barry (Man City), Downing (Liverpool), Gerrard (Liverpool), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Man City), Parker (Tottenham), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Walcott (Arsenal), Young (Man Utd).
Forwards – Carroll (Liverpool), Rooney (Man Utd), Welbeck (Man Utd), Defoe (Tottenham).