6 Feb 2012

Capello disagrees with Terry losing England captaincy

12:50 pm on 6 February 2012

England manager Fabio Capello has told media in his home country of Italy that he is at odds with the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the national team captaincy.

The Italian says he disagrees with the FA's move after the Chelsea defender was sent to trial in July charged with racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League game in October.

Capello says Terry can't be punished until he is judged by the court.

The FA had made it clear that the decision to strip Terry of the captaincy ahead of Euro 2012 in June had been made by chairman David Bernstein and the board, not Capello.

Any public disagreement between Capello and the FA would be highly embarrassing for England. The FA has not commented.