The English FA have backed Fabio Capello’s decision to include John Terry in his England squad to face Spain and Sweden in upcoming friendlies, and denies any rift between the organisation and the Italian coach.
Terry’s inclusion in the national side was up for debate as he is currently under investigation due to claims of racism made by QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Despite this, the Chelsea man will represent his country in the exhibition games, and this move has been backed by Club England managing director Adrian Bevington.
“There was a lot of conjecture about this subject last week and some stories and certain media outlets suggested that there might have been some disagreement between Fabio and the FA,” Bevington told Sky Sports.
“I can confirm that there was nothing of that sort.
“We can’t comment on specific issues, but what we can say is that these are allegations and therefore Fabio was perfectly entitled (to pick Terry) and we agree with this.
“There are allegations in place and nothing has been proved against anybody. So Fabio picked John Terry and we support that decision,” he concluded.
Meanwhile Spain have named a strong squad for the game against England, with Andres Iniesta included after injury and Cesc Fabregas travelling back to London for the game.
By Gareth McKnight