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I think Terry lost the England captaincy during the Croatia match!
Basically,it was a decisive match for England & Terry sat in the stand injured(or not!) with Rooney,Ferdinand,Owen,Cole,etc!
The difference with Terry's injury was that it wasn't serious and he could have played.
3 days later he played without any problems for Chelsea.
Now if it was a friendly match,ok! But it wasn't & since then some people have had doubts about his real desire and leadership!
I'm sure Capello noticed this incident & that's why he's kept quiet & given others a chance to proove that they might want it more than Terry. Terry has lost a lot of respect in the last year or two & if you can't be motivated in a last chance quailfier than basically it's time to give someone else a chance!
Is it possible that mixing with "THE SUPERSTAR SYNDROME" at chelski that he lost some of his backbone? maybe cl final will get him to reavaluate his priorities an regain some backbone...seems to be the price of too much hype to me
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We all seen that Croatia match & I'm sure that Terry could have played if he wanted to.
There's too many Primadonas in the England line up & he's one of them.
Maybe without Beckham our national side might recover some pride and passion instead of the brats that have emerged!
I remember that Beckham cost us in Japan 2002 when he didn't want to make a tackle & England ended up conceding the 1st goal to Brazil. Beckham was the captain then & he didn't excactly lead with 100% passion also!