By MARK GILBERT
RIO FERDINAND admits his omission from England’s squad for Euro 2012 has left him heartbroken.
The Manchester United defender was today left out of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man party for this summer’s tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
Hodgson decided to select Chelsea pair John Terry and Gary Cahill, Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott and Ferdinand’s United team-mate Phil Jones as his centre-backs.
And the decision has left 33-year-old Ferdinand reeling. He tweeted: “Absolutely loved playing for England.
“To say I’m gutted is an understatement of the highest order.”
Ferdinand made his first appearance for the Three Lions at senior level in a friendly against Cameroon in 1997.
He has since gone on to play for his country on 81 occasions, scoring three goals.