Ferdinand against Almunia idea

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England defender Rio Ferdinand does not believe Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia should be considered for selection for England.

The Spanish goalkeeper would be eligible through his English wife and has previously admitted his interest in representing England.

But Ferdinand told BBC Five Live: "That's for the FA to decide but I'm sure if he was picked for Spain he would play for Spain in front of England. So if that happens I don't think it's really working right."

He added: "So if Spain had picked him now and he had a choice of playing for Spain or England who is he going to pick?

"I'm sure he'd pick Spain so that means he is not English."

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