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England Manager Rules Out 2014 World Cup Place for Chelsea Captain John Terry

Terry will not be making an international return says Hodgson.

Chelsea captain John Terry will not be recalled to the England team says national manager Roy Hodgson.

The centre-back has not played for the Three Lions since being found guilty by the FA of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League match against QPR in 2012.

Although Terry was acquitted in a court of law over the matter, the FA saw things differently and imposed a four-match ban on the 33-year-old and a £220,000 fine.

In protest the defender retired from international football, after two spells as skipper and 78 caps for the country.

Yet the improved form of Terry under Jose Mourinho’s management this season has moved many to suggest Hodgson should do all he can to get the veteran back in the team ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

These opinions however, have been quashed by the 66-year-old.

“John has retired and as far as I am concerned that is the situation,” Hodgson was quoted by ITV.

“We have got along without him for the whole of the qualification and quite a few friendly matches as well so we will have to get along without him in the future.”

Terry has played 31 matches in all competitions this term since the return of Mourinho as boss and has helped the Blues to 15 clean-sheets during that time.

The call for a return to the England team was also supported by the fact that his central defensive partner is another Three Lions star, Gary Cahill, and it was thought that the duo could take their club form to the tournament in Brazil.

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