England and Chelsea skipper John Terry will stand trial for alleged racist abuse in July, after the final of the European Championship in July. The 31 year old central defender is alleged to have made racist comments towards Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in a league match on 23 October 2011.

A not guilty plea was entered on Mr Terry's behalf at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He will now stand trial on 9 July, nine days after Euro 2012.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Mr Terry is accused of a racially-aggravated public order offence.

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