England manager Roy Hodgson has effectively ended Rio Ferdinand's international career by informing him he will not be picked for next month's European Championships, several reports said Wednesday.
Ferdinand confirmed his omission to The Sun newspaper after being told by Hodgson he had not made the cut for his 23-man squad, which is due to be officially announced at 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Wednesday.
Asked if it was true he had not been picked, Ferdinand was quoted by The Sun as saying: "Yes."
Terry had been tipped to miss out with Hodgson harbouring reservations that the centre-half could co-exist in the same squad as Ferdinand, who has accumulated 81 caps since making his debut in 1997.
Terry is facing a July court case on allegations he racially abused Ferdinand's younger brother Anton, accusations he strongly denies.
Source: AFP Global Edition