Terry Wants to Return to England National Team, Guardian Says

Former England captain John Terry wants to return to the national team and is eyeing a place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Guardian reported.

Terry, 32, retired from international soccer last September as he faced a Football Association hearing for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League match. He’d earlier been acquitted of the charge in a London court, but was still suspended four games and fined 200,000 pounds ($309,000) by the F.A. after the hearing.

With F.A. Chairman David Bernstein due to step down in July, Terry, who made 78 appearances for England, is keen to reverse his decision to retire, the newspaper said. The defender refused to shake hands with Bernstein last week at a Champions League ceremony.

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