John Terry in "altercation" with QPR defender Anton Ferdinand
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John Terry retires from England duty over Ferdinand hearing

Former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from international football.

The defender, who has won 78 caps, was cleared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in July of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League game.

But the Chelsea star, 31, still faces a Football Association disciplinary hearing over the matter on Monday.

Terry said the FA's decision to pursue charges against him meant his position with England had become 'untenable'.

Terry was cleared of abusing Ferdinand following the culmination of his trial on 13 July but was subsequently charged by the FA two weeks later for using alleged 'abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour' towards the QPR defender during October's game at Loftus Road.

  • 24 Sep 2012
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