Chelsea captain John Terry has officially ruled himself out of a shock England comeback ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

The 33-year-old retired from international football in 2012 after winning 78 caps and skippering the Three Lions.

But despite this, there have been calls for the veteran defender to come out of his England exile ahead of this summer’s showpiece tournament.

Terry has formed the Premier League’s top defensive duo with the Blues alongside compatriot Gary Cahill, and many have suggested that this bedrock could be vital for Roy Hodgson’s side in Brazil.

But the Chelsea man says that there is absolutely no chance that he will be a part of the 23-man squad in a few months’ time:

“100 per cent I’m going to be on my holidays this summer, I’ve made that very clear,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“My feelings are very strong on it, maybe people don’t realise that.

“But I wish the England team and Roy [Hodgson] all the best. I’ll be supporting them hopefully with a nice bit of sun.”

Terry endured a difficult end to his England career after being stripped of the captaincy following allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand – accusations that he was acquitted of in court.