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John Terry may make England World Cup comeback- Jagielka

Former captain may return to the England setup. (©GettyImages)
Former captain may return to the England setup. (©GettyImages).

John Terry could come out of international retirement and play for England at next year's World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka believes Terry may not be done with international football after his good start to the campaign under Jose Mourinho. 

The former Three Lions captain retired from England duty last year, the day before his FA disciplinary hearing over his alleged racial abuse towards Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League game. 

Terry was cleared of the offence at Westminster Magistrates' Court but described his position as 'untenable' due to the FA's decision to pursue charges against him, who later banned the Chelsea captain for four games and fined him £220,000.

The central defender amassed 78 caps for England (34 as captain), scoring six goals, however his international career was not without controversy. 

After being named as England captain in 2006 by Steve McClaren, Terry's leadership failed to inspire the Three Lions to Euro 2008 qualification. 

Two years later, in February 2010, England manager at the time Fabio Capello removed Terry as the captain following allegations about the defender's private life. 

Capello reinstated Terry as captain after a long-term injury to Rio Ferdinand, however after the allegations of racist abuse the FA stripped him of the captaincy, leading Fabio Capello to resign.

Terry retired shortly after, but may now add a boost to England's defence in Brazil next summer if he was to make himself available and be picked by national boss Roy Hodgson.

Gary Cahill said in September that there was 'no chance' of Terry playing for England again, however it now appears the centre back may have to eat his words and watch his club mate from the bench.

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