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Chelsea's Terry out of England World Cup qualifiers

Chelsea and England skipper John Terry is out of the World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Terry is also a major doubt for the trip to Belarus on Wednesday after suffering a recurrence of a back injury.

Rio Ferdinand will captain the country in his place as Terry, who suffered the initial injury while playing for Chelsea in the Champions League in Cluj last week, was forced out of a practice match after just half an hour.

Emile Heskey also limped out of Wednesday's 90-minute match at England's London Colney training base complaining of a back injury, although he has since told Fabio Capello that he will be fit for Saturday.

Matthew Upson or Joleon Lescott are Terry's likely replacements in the centre of defence, but the tricky trip to Belarus is a bigger concern for Capello.

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