Adobe Flash Player Required.
Download the latest version here.

Ferdinand put career before country

16 June 2013-PA Sport

Rio Ferdinand has revealed he put career before country when he decided not to play for England again.

The 34-year-old Manchester United defender could have answered England manager Roy Hodgson's call but instead chose to extend his playing career.

Ferdinand told the Sunday Sun: "Basically, I could play for another three or four years - or play two or three games for England and be finished in a year. It wasn't a contest.

"I couldn't sacrifice my fitness for the sake of a few more England caps.

"It would not have been fair on United, it would have been a disservice to the club and to England."

Ferdinand also revealed he considered quitting the game when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement.

He said: "Sir Alex leaving did make me think: Is it time for me to go too?"

English Premier League

Record Bale fee was not enough

Tottenham Hotspur got a world-record fee for Gareth Bale but manager Tim Sherwood cannot help feeling his club was short-changed.

0 Comments

ADVERTISEMENT
Socceroos jersey over the years

Socceroos jersey over the years

FFA unveiled the strip the Socceroos will play in at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, so TWG thinks it's a perfect time to take a look at the history of the green and gold jersey over the years.

0 Comments

Follow The World Game

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Australian FourFourTwo, The World Game Magazine

Australian FourFourTwo, The World Game Magazine

If it’s in The World Game, it’s in FourFourTwo. At newsagents and online.

4WD Australia: 50 Short Getaways (Book)

4WD Australia: 50 Short Getaways (Book)

Take the trip of a lifetime with this handy full colour book of 4WD trail information. Regional journeys highlight the top 50 tracks around Australia!

  • '09 #1 Sports Soccer Website, Hitwise
  • '09 #1 Television Program, Hitwise
  • '08 #1 Sports Soccer Website, Hitwise