England's Soccer Captaincy Descends Into Chaos

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There was renewed confusion yesterday over whether Fabio Capello has actually resolved to give John Terry the England captaincy on a permanent basis with the Italian's camp insisting that Capello will not make a final decision until after the Wales game a week on Saturday.

Barring injury, Terry will be captain in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales in the absence of Rio Ferdinand and the vice-captain Steven Gerrard. However, the Capello camp say that regardless of what Capello said in a press briefing on Monday, there are no long-term plans for the captaincy beyond Terry's latest audition in Cardiff.

Capello is said to be waiting to see what the reaction of the team to Terry is like in the Wales game – as...

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