Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

John Terry's Champions League ban cut on appeal


Chelsea captain John Terry will be free to play in the club's opening Champions League match this season after his three-match European ban was reduced by Uefa on appeal yesterday.

The European governing body decided to defer the final match of his suspension for a probationary period of three years. Following his red card against Barcelona in last season's semi-final, Terry missed the Champions League final and will also sit out the Super Cup match against Atletico Madrid on 31 August.