The Blues skipper will not be returning to the international stage.
After back-to-back home defeats in a week, many are calling for England manager Roy Hodgson to recall Chelsea captain John Terry to national setup.
The centre-back has not played for the Three Lions since being banned by the FA for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in 2012.
Since then Hodgson has experimented with different partnerships at the back, finally settling on another Blues star in Gary Cahill and Everton skipper Phil Jagielka.
The 66-year-old has also been adamant that Terry will not be recalled.
“We’ve moved on from that. John retired,” Hodgson was quoted by the Daily Mail.
“We’ve qualified with our 10 matches and 10 matches with Cahill and Jagielka. And we’ve seen a very good performance from Chris Smalling.
“I think it’s important that we continue along those lines, continue looking forward and that we don’t start panicking and looking backwards every time we have a reverse.”
Terry has revived the 32-year-old’s career this term after being sidelined by previous boss at Stamford Bridge Rafael Benitez.
However, since the return of Jose Mourinho the defender has enjoyed being back in the starting XI on a regular basis and the Englishman has been putting in strong performances.
With Cahill being the one on the bench now, there are legitimate calls for Terry to be back in the national team.
Yet with both the player and Hodgson standing firm on their decisions, there seems to no longer be a debate on the subject.
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