Rio Ferdinand and John Terry on same team for David Beckham charity match

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Fans who turn up to Old Trafford for the ‘Match for Children’ - in aid of UNICEF - are in for a real treat on November 14.

Both teams have now been confirmed - via Manchester United’s official website - and there is one particularly big shock.

No, it’s not the fact both Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho will be turning out for the same team - although, admittedly, that is pretty cool - but that Rio Ferdinand has agreed to be on the same side as both John Terry and Ashley Cole.


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Ferdinand fell out with the Chelsea stars of present and past after a race case in 2011, when Terry was found guilty of racially abusing the Manchester United hero’s brother, Anton, during a Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers.

Prior to that, Ferdinand, Terry and Cole had always been pals. But it seems that bridges may have been rebuilt over recent months.

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Bridges rebuilt between Rio and Terry?

Ferdinand, per the Daily Mail, admitted that he doesn’t get on with the Chelsea captain but spoke of his admiration for the defender - arguably the finest centre-back of the Premier League era.

Days later, Terry sent his condolences to Rio after the tragic and untimely death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison.

Strong GB and Ireland team

Ferdinand, Terry and Cole are all part of the GB and Ireland team, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson and captained by Beckham.

The likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen are also in the line-up.

Really strong Rest of the World team

As for the Rest of the World, managed by Carlo Ancelotti and skippered by Zidane, they boast the likes of Luis Figo, Patrick Vieira and United hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in their ranks.

Teams in full

GB and Ireland
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Captain: David Beckham

David Seaman
David James
Sol Campbell
John Terry
Phil Neville
Rio Ferdinand
Jamie Carragher
Ashley Cole
Nicky Butt
Paul Scholes
Ryan Giggs
Michael Owen
Andy Cole

Rest of the World
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Captain: Zinedine Zidane

Edwin van der Saar
Fabio Cannavaro
Alessandro Nesta
Luis Figo
Patrick Vieira
Michael Ballack
Massimo Ambrosini
Robert Pires
Dwight Yorke
Patrick Kluivert
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Landon Donovan

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Rio Ferdinand
John Terry
David Beckham
Zinedine Zidane
Manchester United
Ashley Cole

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