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John Terry quits England national team

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John Terry has retired from international football, claiming the Football Association have made his position “untenable”.

The former England captain is due to answer an FA charge of using “abusive and/or insulting words” that “included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Anton Ferdinand” in Chelsea’s Premier League game against Queens Park Rangers last October.

Terry is facing the charge despite being found not guilty in the courts, and he took a shot at English football’s ruling body after calling time on his career with the national team.

Terry said in a statement: “I am today announcing my retirement from international football.

“I would like to thank the England managers who have selected me for my 78 caps. I have had great pleasure in sharing that honour with all the players that I have played with.

“I would like to thank them, the fans and my family for their support and encouragement during my international career.

“Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honour. I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision.

“I want to wish Roy (Hodgson) and the team every success for the future.

“I am making his statement today in advance of the hearing of the FA disciplinary charge because I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law, have made my position with the national team untenable.

“I now look forward to playing for Chelsea FC and challenging for domestic and European honours and I want to thank the fans and the club for their continued support.”
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