Hodgson has "moved on" from John Terry and Rio Ferdinand debate

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England manager Roy Hodgson says that he has moved on from the debate surrounding John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that he no longer concerns himself with the controversy surrounding John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.

The Three Lions coach has been forced to defend his selection of the Chelsea skipper ahead of the Manchester United defender in recent months, but has said that he no longer troubles himself with the matter.

"I have moved on from the Ferdinand and Terry debate," said Hodgson. "We can never dictate what is being done on the outside. All we can do is control our own environment and already we think we have some pretty interesting alternatives.

"Phil [Jagielka] and Joleon [Lescott] have done well. [Gary] Cahill and [Steven] Caulker did well against Sweden and I am also looking for [Chris] Smalling and [Phil] Jones."

England were beaten 4-2 by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired Sweden on Wednesday night.

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