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Roy Hodgson gives Terry green light

Football News 24/7
Despite the fact that The Football Association has yet to announce a date for John Terry's independent hearing over charges he used a racist slur against QPR's Anton Ferdinand he looks set to be in England's squad for September's World Cup qualifying matches against Moldova and Ukraine.

Terry was cleared of any criminal charge in July and that has given England boss Roy Hodgson the green light.

"I can select him, and I will be selecting him," said  Hodgson.

Former national skipper Terry was rested, along with several other senior players, for the 2-1 win in Italy earlier in the month. But Hodgson revealed it had always been his intention to try some of the fringe players in that game and the likes of Terry, and Wayne Rooney would be back when it counts.

Hodgson said, if fit, Terry will be in the squad for the September 7 game in Moldova and the match against Ukraine at Wembley four days later.

There are those in the game who can't see how the FA can deliver a fair hearing on the Terry case given that he has been cleared by the courts - seen as a higher level of interrogation by most.

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