Hodgson to clarify Terry’s England position

England manager Roy Hodgson will clarify where Chelsea defender John Terry stands in regards to the national team, the Daily Telegraph has reported, after a clamour for the centre-back to be restored to the set-up in time for the summer’s World Cup.

Terry retired from international football in 2012 after he was charged with using racially abusive language towards Anton Ferdinand. Terry was cleared of racially abusing Ferdinand when the matter went to court and said the Football Association’s decision to continue the matter made his situation unsustainable.

“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,” Terry said at the time.

Terry was found guilty by the FA’s independent commission, banned for four games and given a fine of more than £200,000.

Hodgson has respected Terry’s decision to step away from England and declined to speak about the chances of the Blues skipper returning, but after praise from figures within the game, including Terry’s club manager Jose Mourinho, Hodgson is expected to comment this week.

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