Chelsea's Terry named as England captain

Coach Fabio Capello chose the Chelsea defender to lead the national side ahead of favourite Rio Ferdinand.

Manchester United stopper Ferdinand was named vice-captain.

"It means the world to me to retain the armband," said the 27 year old who was told the news by Capello after England's training session on Tuesday morning.

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"To get the armband back is a huge achievement for me.

"It was about an hour ago, just after training. The manager called the whole squad together and told us as a whole.

"For me to get it above the likes of him (Ferdinand) and the other players in the squad is a great honour."

Capello said: "John's big personality is why I chose him but Rio is also important for the team which is why I made him vice-captain."

"Rio, when he was captain, played very well - the same level as John," he added. "It was not easy for me to choose because they are very good players."

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