Roy Hodgson admits he's unsure about Rio Ferdinand's England future - and claims he will "wait and see" if the defender represents the Three Lions again.
The Manchester United defender opted to miss the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro in order to manage his fitness when Hodgson wanted to bring him back into the England fold.
It has since emerged that Ferdinand will travel to Doha, where he will work as a TV pundit on both England games.
At his last press conference before Friday's game with San Marino, Hodgson said he would "wait and see" when asked if Ferdinand has an international future.
When pushed on Ferdinand 's future as an England players, Hodgson said: "I think we should just wait and see, I think it's more a question of how his injury situation will impact upon him playing for England, so we'll have to wait and see what happens in the future.
"At the moment it's speculation about a longer-term future whereas my focus is on these next two games, which are important for us in our bid to qualify. I am happy with the squad we've got."
Ferdinand had been due to return as an England player for the first time since missing out on Euro 2012.