Terry 2/1 to be left out of England squad

he could decide to retire from international football

Bookmaker William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 that John Terry will not be named in England’s Euro 2012 squad after the Chelsea defender was stripped of the national team’s captaincy for the second time in his career.

Terry is thought to be unhappy at the FA’s decision to take away the captaincy following allegations that he racially abused Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, and there are some suggestions in the media that he could decide to retire from international football.

“Reports suggest that Terry is not happy about losing the captaincy and there must be a possibility that he will decide to retire from representing his country,” said Graham Sharpe of William Hill.

Steve Gerrard has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to lead England out in their first game of Euro 2012 against France, but there has been some support in the betting for Scott Parker who is now a 9/2 chance having opened at 8/1.

“A little surprisingly, Parker has been the springer in the early market with punters believing the captaincy may now skip a generation,” added Sharpe.

Manager Fabio Capello is reported to be frustrated by the FA’s decision not to consult him on the Terry matter and Hills are offering 8/1 that the Italian stands down as manager before Euro 2012. It is just 1/20 that he doesn’t.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 04/02/2012 - 11:18 AM
Filed in:- Euro 2012 Betting News, Chelsea

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