England coach Roy Hodgson won't shut the door on Chelsea captain John Terry.

The Daily Mail says Hodgson will not rule out a return for Terry in the hope that the defender reverses his decision to retire from international football.

The England boss accepted Terry's decision to quit on the eve of the FA disciplinary hearing that started on Monday at Wembley.

But the message was clear, both from Hodgson and his employers, that the former captain could return even if found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.