At 35, John Terry could return to the England national team. The new coach, Sam Allardyce did not rule out such a scenario, before announcing the squad for the matches against Slovakia and Malta in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Chelsea defender announced his withdrawal from the national team in September 2012 after the English federation withdrew the captain’s armband due to racist remarks which he made against Anton Ferdinand. After serving a suspension for four games, he has not backtracked.
Terry has 78 selections, his experience led him to the national team former coach, Roy Hodgson, to say that England ever replaced it.
“It depends on what it tells John. Maybe if I get the opportunity, I could give him a chance. But before that, you have to wait,” said Allardyce, preferring to maintain the suspense on an eventual convocation.
After the retirement of Terry, England was eliminated in the group stage at the World Cup in 2014 and lost to Iceland in the final round of Euro 2016.
Sam Allardyce will debut on National bank of England with a visit to Slovakia on September 4, the first match of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which will be held in Russia.