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King of the Cup

Today I have a guest blogpost from my 17 year old football fan (and player) son, Jake.

Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of the World Cup, but England have a ready-made replacement in Ledley King. I believe the Tottenham captain is more than a decent replacement, as King was one of the stars of the Premiership as he led Tottenham to Champion's League football.

Yes, Rio will be missed around the camp for his experience and humour, but I don't think he will really be that missed on the pitch. I believe that if Ledley King didn't have so many injury problems, he would be a certain starter for the England team on a regular basis.

I have heard many different opinions such as "Now our captain's gone, that's it" and "big loss to lose a key man", but I still believe that Rios departure will not affect England's chances at the World Cup. Some fans have said that now the captain has gone, the team won't know how to play together and get information in…