BBC Sport - Rio Ferdinand backs revolution in England squad

Ferdinand wants thrills from England

Rio Ferdinand says England boss Roy Hodgson is picking players on merit, not reputation, and hopes the team will deliver excitement this summer.

Hodgson picks his 30-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil on Monday, and will confirm his final 23-man squad on 2 June, 10 days before the tournament begins.

Ferdinand believes England's young players need be "like sponges" at their first World Cup and take in the whole experience.

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