Capello defends decision to give Terry captaincy

England manager Fabio Capello insists that he has no regrets about giving the England captaincy back to John Terry, Sky Sports reports.

The Chelsea defender is at the centre of racism allegations against QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, but will be captain for the friendly against Sweden on Tuesday. Capello only reinstated Terry as England skipper in January after allegations over his private life prevented him from being captain for a year.

Terry will not play a part in today’s friendly against World and European Champions Spain as Capello is looking at a different central defensive pairing of Phil Jagielka and Joleon Lescott. Capello said: ‘I don’t regret it. Absolutely not. He (Terry) was a really important player in the dressing room and on the pitch. That’s why we picked him. For this reason’.

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