Sport John Terry retired from international football two years ago

Keane left the station this week to concentrate on his coaching commitments

Rafa Benitez, the Chelsea manager, called the win a “massive result” for the club as the edged closer to securing the Champions' League qualification he was tasked with delivering (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Rafael Benitez says increasing short-termism in English football 'is a pity'

The Chelsea manager was brought in to Stamford Bridge on an interim basis

Ferdinand, who won the last of his 81 caps in June 2011, angered some England fans when he withdrew after being recalled to Roy Hodgson's squad for the match in San Marino and Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Factfile: Rio Ferdinand announces retirement from England

The Manchester United defender collected 81 caps

John Terry is taken off the pitch with an ankle injury during Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa

Rafael Benitez hails record-breaking Frank Lampard but injuries hit squad ahead of Europa League final

Rafael Benitez pleased for Frank Lampard as the midfielder breaks Bobby Tambling's goal scoring record but John Terry and Eden Hazrd doubts for Wednesday's final

Rio and Anton Ferdinand

Fifa will not take action over alleged racist chants against Rio and Anton Ferdinand

The incident occurred during England's game against San Marino

Reginald Hunter

Booking of comedian Reginald D Hunter for PFA Awards defended by Gordon Taylor

The comedian regularly used the word 'n*****' throughout his performance

Brendan Rodgers and Rafael Benitez

Premier League: Liverpool v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers and Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez declines to comment on Liverpool ahead of return to Anfield

The Chelsea interim-manager returns for the first time

Rafael Benitez has compared Juan Mata to Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata see star status continue to grow

Midfielder has been in exceptional form this term

Rio and Anton Ferdinand

FA find no evidence of racist chanting directed at Rio and Anton Ferdinand by England fans

Anti-racism group FARE reported England to Fifa following match against San Marino

Demba Ba, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and John Terry

Southampton 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Saints loosen Blues' grip on top four

Pochettino's latest scalp leaves Chelsea hanging on to Champions League place by two points

John Terry: Rafael Benitez believes the international break let him regain fitness

Former police constable and prison officer jailed for selling information to The Sun

A former prison officer with access to confidential information on John Venables,  one of the convicted killers of James Bulger, and a former policeman, have been jailed for selling information to The Sun newspaper.

Rafael Benitez backs Fernando Torres to score more: 'Hopefully it will be the first of a lot'

Chelsea striker scored decisive goal against Steaua Bucharest

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