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The first headline today regarding the selection of players, and the decision that the media hassled Hodgson most for in today's press conference, was the exclusion of Rio Ferdinand.
The debate concerning Ferdinand's fitness, and whether or not he can play three games in a short span of time as required in a major tournament, has been one of the supposed reasons.
But Ferdinand has played three games in a week consistently for Manchester United this season, and Hodgson himself said that fitness wasn't the issue.
Instead, one of the more legitimate supposed reasons was a rift between Ferdinand and John Terry.
For those who somehow have forgotten why these two don't exactly get along, Terry was accused last October of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother Anton during a game between QPR and Chelsea, a matter which caused Terry to lose the England captaincy.
He even faces criminal charges on July 9th, just eight days after the final of the tournament.
Was it a matter of choosing one but not both players for the tournament, due to issues between the two?
Terry's footballing ability is without question. He has shown strength, experience and leadership qualities for Chelsea throughout the season, at least before his red card against Barcelona.
This is an issue that will be talked about for a while, and Hodgson is unfortunate to find himself making such a decision.