Terry’s potential England U-Turn “only in an emergency”

John Terry’s potential return to the England squad will only happen in an emergency, it has been revealed.

The Mirror reports that Terry, who retired from international football in September 2012, had decided to make a sensational U-turn and make himself available for Roy Hodgson’s England squad once again, but it has now been claimed that it would only be in the event of a genuine emergency.

Terry’s international status therefore remains retired, though in the event of Hodgson sending him an SOS for any of the remaining World Cup Qualifiers (or even indeed at the finals themselves) this could change, and the Chelsea skipper could return to the Three Lions fold once again.

Both the FA and Hodgson have refused to comment on the situation until they have spoken to, and received clarification from, the 32-year-old himself.

Less than a week after snubbing FA head David Bernstein at the official hand-over of the Champions League trophy ahead of the final being contested in May, Terry revealed to journalists on the club’s flight back from Switzerland on Thursday that he intended to return to England – only for these “in an emergency only” claims to emerge in today’s papers.

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