Sport John Terry retired from international football two years ago

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

Ashley Cole meets the Duke of Cambridge earlier today

Roy Hodgson relieved by Ashley Cole apology over 'bunch of tw**ts' tweet

England boss Roy Hodgson today expressed his relief that Ashley Cole personally apologised to Football Association chairman David Bernstein for his offensive Twitter message.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole set to report for England duty despite Twitter attack on FA

Ashley Cole is due to report for England duty tomorrow despite the furore over his four-letter attack on the Football Association.

Who did you believe?: Roy Hodgson, Ashley Cole and Kevin Pietersen all said sorry last week, but not all with conviction

The Last Word: Sorry is the hardest word, especially if you mean it

The way of modern sport is to deny, or show contrition for reasons other than true remorse

Tottenham defender Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker can be England regular says Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is certain that Steven Caulker has a long international career ahead of him despite the defender being left out of Roy Hodgson's latest England squad.

Ashley Cole celebrates his goal against Stoke

Amid PSG transfer rumours, Carlo Ancelotti says Ashley Cole is 'the best left-back in the world'

Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Ashley Cole as “the best left-back in the world” amid renewed reports linking the Chelsea star with a move to Paris St Germain.

The written judgment in the Terry case will be filtered through lawyers and communications specialists

The Last Word: Blame is the game and everyone is primed to kick it into touch

The Terry affair has highlighted a problem that is becoming endemic

Roberto Di Matteo has considered Arsenal a threat since the start of the season

Nobody likes us but we don't care – Roberto Di Matteo focused only on Arsenal

Chelsea manager also insists Terry will not be affected by outcome of FA disciplinary hearing

1. Ferdinand should be admired for handshake snub: In the warped world of football fandom it was no surprise that Chelsea supporters abused Anton Ferdinand last week; less explicable was the observation of neutral observers, including the PFA chief executive, Gordon Taylor, that Ferdinand should have shaken hands with a man he believes racially abused him. Ferdinand is not grandstanding, he is just being true to himself when it would be much easier not to, and he should be admired for that. It is true the case has already been to court and John Terry found not guilty but the magistrate’s summing-up suggested he would have returned a verdict of “not proven” had it been available, as it is in Scotland. Ferdinand may yet be vindicated when the FA conducts its own hearing into the case this week. This takes place against the backdrop of last week’s report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which stressed that much more needs to be done to eradicate racism from the game.

John Terry case has 'divided football family' says PFA chief Gordon Taylor

Players' chief Gordon Taylor today claimed the length of time taken for the Football Association to deal with the John Terry case has caused divisions which may never be healed.

He was reinstated last year but was again replaced in February over his racial court case involving QPR’s Anton Ferdinand

'Footage don't lie': Anton Ferdinand breaks silence over John Terry case

Anton Ferdinand, the player at whom John Terry's words were directed that led to the Chelsea captain being found guilty of using racist language, has broken his silence over the case.

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Despite all that has gone on, Ferdinand has never signalled an unwillingness to play for England once more, despite the determination of both Hodgson and Fabio Capello to persist with Terry. With 81 caps, the Manchester United defender is by far the most experienced option, and although injuries never appear far away the 33-year-old has impressed so far this term.

Rio Ferdinand return unlikely says Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson does not expect Rio Ferdinand to be recalled to the England set-up, admitting it would be difficult for national team boss Roy Hodgson to bring back the Manchester United defender now after leaving him out of his Euro 2012 squad.

John Terry was captain from 2006 to 2010 before being sacked by Fabio Capello

John Terry will be a 'massive loss' for England, says Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas insists John Terry will be sorely missed by England following his international retirement.

Ivanovic was sent off for this tackle

Player behaviour in the Premier League is improving insists Richard Scudamore

The behaviour of players in the Premier League is already improving, according to chief executive Richard Scudamore.

Anton Ferdinand and John Terry argue during the match

John Terry denies FA charge of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand

John Terry has denied a Football Association charge of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and has requested a personal hearing.

Rio Ferdinand is favourite to receive the captain's armband for England

FA aiming to resolve Rio Ferdinand improper conduct charge before start of Premier League season

The Football Association will aim to wrap up Rio Ferdinand's improper conduct charge before the new Premier League season is launched on August 18.

Rio Ferdinand pictured with Lewis Hamilton, enjoying some time off

Bernstein: FA must take a tough line on discrimination

The Football Association chairman, David Bernstein, last night issued a stern warning to players reminding them of their responsibilities to act appropriately and vowed strong sanctions against guilty individuals.

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