24 September, 2012 - 08:21

John Terry announced his retirement from international career

John Terry announced his retirement from international career

The 31-year-old announced that he retired from international football on 23 September 2012.

He was accused in racial abusing of QPR player, Anton Ferdinand, during the Premier League game in the 23 October. In July Terry was cleared but after that was charged for ‘abusive and/or insulting words and/or behavior.’

‘I’ve made this statement today before the hearing of the Football Association disciplinary charge, as I feel the FA pursue charges against me, where I have already been cleared in a court of law. That have made my position with the England national team untenable,’ said Terry.

In June 2003, Terry made his international debut that was a match against Serbia and Montenegro. Since then earned 78 caps for the national team.

‘As a boy I dreamed to represent and captain my country and that has been a great honor. I’ve always given my all so it is heartbreaking for me to make this decision now.

‘I am thankful to the England managers who selected me for all my 78 caps. I had a great pleasure to share that honor with all the teammates with whom I have played.

‘I would like to thank the players, the fans and the family for their encouragement and support throughout my international career.’

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24 September 2012, 15:33

My Lord, finally!!! Join Rio Ferdinand and play golf!!!

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