Rio Ferdinand is today anticipated to be charged by the Football Affiliation following the missed drugs test which started a week-long debate inside the Britain squad
Ferdinand’s prohibition from the Britain squad for Saturday’s Euro 2004 gathering decider in Turkey driven to dangers of strike activity from his team-mates
But while the FA declined to perform a U-turn, Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side at minimum overseen to refocus their elevated state of solidarity into a stoical group show in Istanbul
They secured the goalless draw that they required to qualify for the Euro 2004 finals, with Eriksson at that point at long last conveying a firm promise to remain in his post at minimum until after the tournament
One by one, the Britain group demanded that they had “done it for Rio”, with the Manchester Joined together centre-back having observed the coordinate back at home
However, he was still due to go to an “informal interview” with FA head of consistence Steve
Barrow today as the prickly issue thundered on
Rio’s defence
Given that falling flat to take a test conveys a “strict liability” of guilt, the as it were protection to such an allegation is of not knowing that it was due to take place
With Ferdinand as far as anyone knows prepared to contend that he “forgot” about the test after preparing at Joined together on September 23, it appears clear that course is not open to him
He must in this way endeavor to demonstrate that he did not “wilfully” miss the test, which would convey a much more genuine charge
But a more standard unfortunate behavior charge is expected, which would still clear out a most extreme sentence, on the off chance that found blameworthy at a afterward hearing, of a suspension of up to two years
Beckham appeal
Captain David Beckham, meanwhile, claimed for the squad to presently “move on” as they look ahead to the finals in spite of their increased sense of grievance with the FA over the past week
“I would like to think the occasions of the week some time recently the diversion have been arranged since we have got to work with the FA,” he said
“They have as of now said they are going to change things what’s more, do things in an unexpected way on certain matters so we have got to disregard what has gone on what’s more, move on “