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Hodgson - Rio's no substitute

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Roy Hodgson has finally revealed the "football reasons" behind Rio Ferdinand's England snub.

Hodgson claimed he had overlooked Ferdinand because it would have been wrong to have him in his European Championship squad and not in the starting XI.

"Rio Ferdinand for me is not a player that you call up as a substitute, or to cover for the players that you have," the England manager told ITV.

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