Jun 19, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Uruguay
2-1
England
Suarez (39', 85')
Godin (9')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rooney (75')
Gerrard (68')

Paul Scholes: 'Ashley Cole omission a mistake'

Scholes: 'Cole omission a mistake'
© Getty Images
Paul Scholes says that England manager Roy Hodgson made a mistake by not including Ashley Cole in his World Cup squad.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said that England manager Roy Hodgson made a mistake by not including Ashley Cole in his World Cup squad.

Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw were both chosen as the left-backs to travel to Brazil ahead of Cole, who had played for his country 107 times.

Cole announced his international retirement after failing to make the team, but Scholes feels that his experience at major tournaments would have helped England.

"Not bringing Ashley Cole was probably a mistake – not so much for his attacking qualities – but more his defensive ones," he told Paddy Power.

"I think Baines and the whole of the back four have been found out a bit. It's been argued that John Terry could have steadied the ship and taken command – but he's not getting any younger either.

"Ideally what was needed was a young John Terry and a Rio Ferdinand in his prime to marshal the defence."

Cole made his final appearance for England during a 1-0 win over Denmark in March.

Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs looks on alongside assistants, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville before the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on May 11, 2014
Read Next:
Scholes: 'England weren't good enough'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand