Hodgson confirms John Terry selection

England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he will be selecting Chelsea captain John Terry for his World Cup qualifiers next month, regardless of off the field issues.

Terry is set for an independent disciplinary hearing with the FA over last season’s incident with Anton Ferdinand, but that has not put any restrictions on Hodgson’s squad.

“As far as I know, I can select him at the moment, and I will be selecting him,” Hodgson told Sky Sports News.

“I don’t really have any comment about the rest of it.”

“Time will take its toll. I just know I can select him.”

Terry, along with many big names was rested for England’s recent victory over Italy but will return to face Moldova and Ukraine at the beginning of September when England kick will off their quest for the World Cup in Brazil 2014.