Cole retires from England duty

11 May 2014 09:46

Ashley Cole has retired from international football after being left out of England's World Cup squad.

England manager Roy Hodgson called Cole on Sunday night to inform him that he would not be in his 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil.

The Chelsea defender, who has 107 caps, then took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the international arena.

Cole tweeted: "I got the call from Roy and agree England team should be about the young players. I think it best I retire from England team now."

Source: PA