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Terry retired from international football in 2012.

John Terry can no longer do a job for England, insists Terry Butcher

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England legend Terry Butcher is firmly against the idea of John Terry coming out of international retirement to play for England at this summer's European Championships.

Reports emerged this week suggesting Roy Hodgson has considered recalling the Chelsea centre-back, yet Butcher thinks this would be a bad idea.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, when asked if Hodgson should bring Terry back into the frame, he said: "No I don't think so, I don't think he's at any level of international football.

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"For me when I heard it I thought it was a complete non-starter straight away. John Terry won't be playing for England."

Despite his opinion that the former captain shouldn't be included this summer, Butcher admitted the Three Lions' Achilles heel is at the back.

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Terry retired from international football in 2012 a short time after the European Championships, at which England were knocked out by Italy in the quarter-finals following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.

His England career was almost swallowed whole by controversy surrounding his affair with former teammate Wayne Bridge's wife in 2009, losing captaincy as a result.

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The 35-year-old's inclusion in France is unlikely, whilst his Chelsea career is also due to come to an end amidst the Blues' refusal to offer their skipper a new contract this summer.

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