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Baldini questions England commitment of Chelsea captain Terry

Chelsea captain John Terry's commitment to England is being questioned.

The Sun says England No 2 Franco Baldini tackled the Chelsea skipper after he pulled out of the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro last month because of a back injury.

Terry is said to have been "stunned" by the suggestion that he had lost his passion for his country and insisted he remained as committed and patriotic as ever.

Baldini, though, then spoke with Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti to ask him whether Terry's appetite for international football remained the same.

The Blues' boss was equally emphatic about Terry's dedication to the Three Lions.

A top FA source confirmed: "I think everyone was a bit surprised Franco did this and certainly John Terry was, he was stunned.

"He was quick to assure Franco he is proud to play for England. We certainly don't want any rift developing here."

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