England manager Roy Hodgson has dismissed any chance of John Terry earning a call up for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
The Chelsea skipper retired from international duty in September 2012 following the FA’s decision to pursue charges against him for allegations of racism to QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, despite the 33-year-old being cleared in a court of law.
But Hodgson has confirmed today that reports suggesting he could ask Terry to come out of retirement are false, and that he does not intend to pick him in the future.
He said: “John has retired and as far as I am concerned that is the situation.
“We have got along without him for the whole of qualification and a few friendlies as well, so we will have to get along without him in the future.”
Terry, who earned 78 caps for England before his retirement in 2012, has been in solid form for Chelsea with England centre-back Gary Cahill this season, which had led to calls for his return to international duty.