Rio Ferdinand to be reunited with John Terry and Ashley Cole

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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Rio Ferdinand will team up with John Terry and Ashley Cole for a charity game at Old Trafford in November.

Terry received a four-match suspension after being found guilty of using abusive language towards Ferdinand’s brother Anton during a Premier League game in October 2011, while Cole gave evidence on Terry’s behalf at a magistrates hearing which saw the Chelsea captain cleared of a racial abuse charge over the same incident.

Ferdinand wrote in his autobiography that “three years later I find it impossible to forgive or forget the pain he (Terry) put my family through” and that he felt Cole had “betrayed” their friendship.

But the trio will all be lining up for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Great Britain and Ireland side that will take on the Rest of the World in aid of UNICEF on Saturday, November 14.

David Beckham will captain the side that also includes former Manchester Unite d players Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen and Andy Cole.

David Seaman and David James are the two goalkeepers in a 14-man squad, which is completed by Sol Campbell and Jamie Carragher.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Rest of the World team will be captained by Zinedine Zidane and boasts Patrick Vieira, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.

Former Manchester United trio Edwin van der Sar, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke are included, along with Italian defensive duo Fabio Cannavaro and Alessandro Nesta.

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND: David Seaman, David James, Sol Campbell, John Terry, Phil Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Nicky Butt, David Beckham (captain), Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Andy Cole.

REST OF THE WORLD: Edwin van der Saar, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Nesta, Patrick Vieira, Michael Ballack, Massimo Ambrosini, Robert Pires, Luis Figo, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane (captain), Dwight Yorke, Patrick Kluivert, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Landon Donovan.

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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