England coach, Roy Hodgson is facing major embarrassment after he announced the end of Rio Ferdinand’s international career to passengers on a London tube train.
Hodgson is due to discuss his squad at a press conference at Wembley on Thursday morning and Ferdinand, 33, is not expected to be among those selected for this month’s World Cup double header against San Marino and Poland.
But telling members of the public on a Jubilee Line train on Wednesday afternoon that Ferdinand had reached ‘the end of the road’ will be seen as shoddy treatment of a former England captain.
Hodgson boarded the tube at Bond Street in central London at around 3pm and happily posed for pictures
Hodgson, when asked whether Ferdinand would be in the squad, told passengers: ‘I very much doubt it. He hasn’t played for England for quite a while. I have to say it is over for him and England.
But Hodgson appeared to put an end to that with Wednesday’s indiscreet confession.