The Daily Mail says Ferdinand, who withdrew from Englandâ€™s World Cup qualifiers to look after his chronic back problem, will fly to Qatar to work on a television broadcast of Fridayâ€™s game against San Marino.
The Manchester United defender has agreed to be a pundit on Al Jazeera for the San Marino match, even though it will entail a 15-hour round trip to their headquarters in Doha.
The travel schedule will hardly help a back problem so delicate that Ferdinand pulled out of Roy Hodgsonâ€™s squad so as not to jeopardise his treatment.
And, after all the fuss over his aborted international comeback, his decision is sure to enrage England fans as well as the FA.
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