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Rio out, Drobga doubt

Friday, June 4, 2010

Its bound to be an interesting World Cup, and the headline news has began before the competition has even started. England captain Rio Ferdinand has today been ruled out of the World Cup, whilst Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is a major doubt.

Ferdinand, currently of Manchester United, picked up a knock in training and was immediately rushed to hospital for scans. It has now been confirmed that Rio will take no part in this World Cup, a devastating blow for him, the England squad and the England staff. Ferdinand was meant to be captain at this years World Cup, so the job of captain will now be handed to Steven Gerrard.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba is a major doubt to take any part in the competition. Drogba fractured his right elbow in a 2-0 win over Japan and is set to miss out on the chance to play in footballs most prestigious competition.

''For him, he said, the World Cup in finished.'' - Kolo Toure

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