21 Mar 2011

Capello reinstates Terry as England captain

5:00 am on 21 March 2011

The England football team's manager Fabio Capello has reinstated John Terry as his captain, saying the defender has been punished enough for newspaper stories about his private life that cost him the armband a year ago.

Terry will resume the duty permanently, starting with England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales next Sunday, taking over from Rio Ferdinand who is likely to miss that match with a calf injury.

Capello says Terry has learned from his mistakes and will be a very, very important captain because he is the biggest personality in the dressing room.