5 Reasons Why Rio Ferdinand's Exclusion from Euro 2012 Is Far from "Disgraceful"

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5 Reasons Why Rio Ferdinand's Exclusion from Euro 2012 Is Far from
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Rio Ferdinand's exclusion from Euro 2012 had led his agent to claim that Roy Hodgson has shown a "lack of respect" (via Metro). 

With the announcement that the impressive Gary Cahill will play no further part in the tournament, many expected seasoned Rio Ferdinand to come into the squad. 

Many more (including myself) were shattered when Micah Richard was overlooked, but all were shocked when young Liverpool star Martin Kelly was chosen ahead of both Manchester-based defenders.

Whether or not it should have been Kelly or Richards, it certainly should not have been Ferdinand. 

Here is a look at five reasons why Hodgson was right to overlook the England veteran. 

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