Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will join England at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

The Daily Mail says Ferdinand, who retired from international football last May, will be at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil working as a pundit for the BBC.

Ferdinand is understood to have already agreed a deal with the Beeb, who will be basing their World Cup operation in Rio at a purpose-built studio with views of Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain.

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