John Terry set to return to England squad

Chelsea's captain is reportedly ready to come out of international retirement to help England to Brazil 2014

Daniel Wittenberg
Published 04/27/2013 10:49 by Daniel Wittenberg, read by 2,005 people.

John Terry has elected to make himself available for England matches again, with the lure of a Brazil World Cup on the horizon proving impossible to ignore.

According to The Guardian, the divisive defender made his decision after it was announced that David Bernstein would retire as chairman of the Football Association in July.

Terry claimed that his England standing was "untenable" with Bernstein in charge, after the FA pursued a disciplinary process against the player for racially abusing Anton Ferdindand, despite him being cleared of the offence at a Magistrates court directly after Euro 2012.

The defender was banned for four matches, handed a £220,000 fine and stripped of his England captaincy, following the incident during Chelsea's defeat to Queen's Park Rangers at Loftus Road in October 2011.

Terry's last international was the World Cup qualifier in Moldova at the start of the season but  there are doubts as to whether manager Roy Hodgson will select the Chelsea legend to represent England next summer.

The 32-year-old has allegedly insisted that he is prepared to recommence relations with Rio Ferdinand but watched frustratedly when Anton's brother was one of three defenders to pull out of both March internationals.

Yet, with England's advancement to the World Cup far from assured and crucial fixtures awaiting in the Autumn, Terry believes he still has a role to play if Hodgson retains faith in the  ability of the European champion.

The Chelsea legend has played alternate club games this season, under interim manager Rafael Benitez, but could still lead his team out for a Europa League final in May before rejoining the international setup.

England face two friendly matches in five days before the summer break commences, with a game against the Republic of Ireland followed by a visit to the historic Maracana Stadium to meet Brazil on June 2nd.

John Terry is believed to be in regular contact with Roy Hodgson, who will begin to intently gauge public opinion on the matter and hold discussions with players and staff.

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