John Terry Announces England National Team Return: Chelsea Captain Comes Out of International Retirement

Stamford Bridge skipper ends self-imposed exile.

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John Terry has declared his intention to return to the England national team set-up and hopes to be selected for Roy Hodgson’s squad for forthcoming World Cup qualifiers according to the Daily Mail.

The 32 year old centre-back quit England in the run up to the 2012 World Cup on the eve of the FA hearing into claims that he had used ‘abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour’ towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

Now the Blues veteran is hoping to get the call-up from Hodgson and is open to playing alongside Rio Ferdinand if the England boss were to wish to pair them.

Terry’s decision to come out of self-imposed international retirement comes days after he snubbed outgoing FA chairman David Bernstein, who stripped the Chelsea man of the England captaincy last February.

John Terry has collected 78 caps since his debut in June 2003 and has competed at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals.

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