Rio 3/1 to Retire After Terry Takes Captaincy


John Terry has been reinstated as England captain by Fabio Capello ahead of England’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales, although have questioned whether the Chelsea skipper can hold on to the armband.

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Terry, who was stripped of the captaincy in shame after revelations about his private life before the 2010 World Cup, has seemingly been forgiven by Capello after he was named to lead England out at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

But have gone 3/1 that the boisterous Terry looses the captaincy for any reason before the start of Euro 2012.

The change in captaincy could also cause a rift in the camp, with Rio Ferdinand, the man who Terry has taken the armband from, reportedly unhappy at the snub. Those reports have prompted to go 3/1 that the Manchester United captain announces his retirement from international football before the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

The bookmaker isn’t expecting an immediate retirement however, going 1/3 that Rio does play for England under Capello again, and 7/4 that the former Leeds and West Ham defender captains England again.

“A change in captaincy always has the potential to upset any team, particularly when a controversial character like John Terry is involved,” commented PR spokesperson Nicola McGeady.

“It will be interesting to see how Rio handles this latest snub but after a few surprise retirements following the World Cup shambles, will the United defender decide that enough is enough?”

England Captaincy Betting Specials
Rio Ferdinand to captain England again - 7/4
Rio Ferdinand to retire from international football before Euro 2012 - 3/1
Rio Ferdinand to play for England under Fabio Capello again - 1/3
John Terry to lose captaincy before Euro 2012 - 3/1

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