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England boss rules out Chelsea star's World Cup inclusion

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Roy Hodgson has ruled out the possibility of Chelsea star John Terry returning to the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil, according to BBC Sport.

The Blues captain's good form this season has lead to speculation that he could come out of retirement if the England manager were to select him for the World Cup.

However Three Lions boss Hodgson has decided to put an end to the speculation suggesting Terry could come out of international retirement and return to the national setup in time for Brazil in the summer.

"John has retired and as far as I am concerned, that is the situation," Hodgson said.

“We have got along without him for the whole of the qualification and quite a few friendly matches as well so we will have to get along without him in the future.”

“As far as I am concerned retirement is retirement. You respect that when players retire, we move on.

“We moved on after our first qualification game when John Terry limped off and since that time we have chosen the players who are available, who have represented us well in my opinion, so we will continue with that.”

Since Terry retired from international football his club colleague Gary Cahill has become first choice in central defence alongside Everton captain Phil Jagielka.

It was the partnership of Jagielka and Cahill which saw England keep clean sheets in their last two qualifiers against Ukraine away and Poland at home which helped England qualify for the World Cup in Brazil. 

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