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The Chelsea captain and the England defender John Terry has said that he will be retiring from international football with immediate effect. The 31-year-old is currently set to undergo an FA charge over the alleged racism of the QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. However, it is thought that the Chelsea captain is extremely disappointed that he is charged by the FA, despite being found not guilty by a separate trial in a court. This is not the first time John Terry has been put into a precarious situation by the English FA. Now, he has decided to that he will finally pull himself out of the international duty.
This news comes as a major shock to the football world due to the fact that John Terry has been one of the best defenders for England over the last nine seasons. He made his debut for the England national team back in 2003 and he has played in 78 matches since then. He has scored six goals during his nine years. He was the captain of the national team under Fabio Capello before being stripped of in the first place due to an affair with the England teammate Wayne Bridge’s girlfriend. He was later reinstated by Fabio Capello before being removed from the post by the English FA.
“I am today announcing my retirement from international football. 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 and the team every success for the future. I am making this 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,” said John Terry.