Rio, 10:19am / by Simon Mooney

Searching through the football archive recently, I found this picture of Rio Ferdinand at the 2002 World Cup in Japan. It's one of the very first taken as part of a six-year behind the scenes project with the England players and staff. The location is the massage room of the team hotel the morning of the quarter-final against Brazil in Shizuoka on 21 June. Even though I went on to shoot another 100,000 frames until Fabio Capello arrived and things changed, it's still one of my favourites.

2002 World Cup

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