John Terry has rubbished rumours he could call time on his international career, saying: "I will never turn my back on England."

The Chelsea defender was stripped of the England captaincy as he awaits a court appearance over charges, denied by the 31-year-old, that he used racist language towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. That led to suggestions he might call it a day for his country, but in an interview with The Sun he made it clear he would make himself available for new manager Roy Hodgson.

Terry said: "I'm not going to throw away my international career for anyone, I am proud to represent my country, I will never turn my back on England."

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