Capello flies in for Terry showdown

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England boss Fabio Capello arrived back in Britain today to face the storm over his team captain's alleged affair with an underwear model.

Capello flew in for an anticipated showdown amid calls for John Terry to be sacked as the national team's skipper.

Terry has so far made no announcement regarding his future, which was cast in doubt following claims that he had a liaison with the ex-partner of former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge.

Capello flew into London's Heathrow Airport at lunchtime from Switzerland, where he has been recovering from a knee operation. He is expected to meet Terry tomorrow.

The Football Association has made clear that Capello alone will decide the 29-year-old Chelsea defender's fate.

Terry's spokesman Phil Hall said yesterday: "John Terry asked me to make it clear that he has made absolutely no statement about his future as England captain.

"He is keeping his own counsel until he speaks to England manager Fabio Capello and then Mr Capello will decide what announcement will be made."