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Anton and Rio Ferdinand to line up for England Legends

PUBLISHED: 11:35 29 April 2016 | UPDATED: 14:49 29 April 2016

Anton and Rio Ferdinand faced each other during the 2006-07 season

Anton and Rio Ferdinand faced each other during the 2006-07 season

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Brothers to combine against Germany Legends at Boleyn Ground event

Former West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand is the latest name to join the star-studded England Legends team that faces the Germany Legends at the Boleyn Ground on Bank Holiday Monday (4pm).

The addition of Anton alongside brother Rio echoes the inclusion of Bobby and Jack Charlton in Alf Ramsey’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, with the Legends match organised specifically to celebrate the 50th anniversary of English sport’s happiest day.

Still a professional with Championship outfit Reading, Anton Ferdinand provides steel to an England Legends line-up that includes former Hammers Teddy Sheringham, David James and Trevor Sinclair, as well as Sol Campbell and Peter Beardsley and a host of celebrity names.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion David Haye, actor Damien Lewis, comedian Lee Mack and the F2 Freestylers will also pull on the Legends shirt, with actor and Hammers fan Ray Winstone serving as the England Legends boss.

The Ferdinands may need to team up at the heart of the Three Lions defence as they look to deny a strong German side, which includes the legendary Michael Ballack, as well as former Bayer Leverkusen strikers Oliver Neuville and Thomas Hitzlsperger.

Ferdinand, a product of the Hammers’ much vaunted academy, played in over 200 competitive matches for the club from 2003-2008, before enjoying prolonged spells in the Premier League with Sunderland and QPR.

*The Legends: England v Germany kicks off at 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday (May 2) at West Ham United’s Upton Park.

Tickets are available by calling call 0871 091 1811 or visiting whufcboxoffice.com.


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