FABIO Capello will experiment against Belarus in the final World Cup qualifier tonight, but Rio Ferdinand will start after holding talks with the England boss over his mistake in Ukraine.

Ferdinand’s error four days ago in Dnipropetrovsk meant one enforced change with Robert Green suspended after being sent off trying to mop up the problem, while Wayne Rooney picking up a calf injury and Steven Gerrard’s groin complaint accounts for two others.

“Rio will play against Belarus,” Capello said. “I have big confidence in Rio.

“He will play and I’m sure he will get better with every game.”

Capello’s message is that England’s work is not done, despite eight wins from nine qualifiers. Gareth Barry was left out against Ukraine, illustrating how no place can be taken for granted.

“There’s no guarantee of the place and we won’t always play the same style,” Capello said.