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Roy Hodgson will name his England squad for Euro 2012 next Wednesday with John Terry expected to be the major omission.

The England manager then has until May 29 to make any alterations at which point a final list must then be submitted to UEFA.

Terry is in danger of missing the European Championship as Hodgson agonises over whether he can have both the Chelsea captain and Rio Ferdinand in his squad.

The new England manager still plans to speak to the centre backs before naming his squad and only after having those conversations - neither of which have taken place yet - will he decide on the best way forward.

But as Sportsmail revealed last week, Hodgson thinks it will be difficult to take both of them when Terry's trial for a racially aggravated public order offence that involves Ferdinand's brother, Anton, will not take place until after the tournament.

Terry strenuously denies racially abusing Anton at Loftus Road in October but Chelsea's request to Westminster Magistrates' Court to delay the trial until July has presented the Football Association with a huge selection problem.

It was a key reason why Terry was stripped of the captaincy in the first place.

Hodgson has a tough decision, for while Joleon Lescott and Gary Cahill will be pushing for a place, right now Ferdinand and Terry probably remain the best centre halves in the country.

The potentially toxic atmosphere inside the England dressing room means that of the two, Terry may be more vulnerable than Ferdinand because of how other players in the squad view him.

There is also the fact that Terry, while insisting only last week that he will never turn his back on England, is clearly unhappy with how the FA have treated him.

He feels aggrieved at again being denied the chance to captain his country at a major tournament, while also thanking Hodgson's predecessor, Fabio Capello, for the support he received from him.

Both players will know they risk talking themselves out of a place on the plane to Krakow on June 6. They will feel they have to box clever, which in itself will not make Hodgson's decision any easier.

Chelsea interim manager Roberto di Matteo has sprung to the defence of Terry.

'John has been magnificent for us,' said the Italian. 'He has been playing all the games, he has been a leader and everything you want in a captain.'

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Dan Roan@danroan

Looking fwd to covering England squad announcement. Am told by someone who knows the 23 that Hodgson will "make his mark" tmrw#surprises?

Can only hope so, now is the time England do something different with their squad, can't afford to keep taking some of the same old sh*t.

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terry will always win

hope chelsea lose now

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Get ready for the Joe Cole and Zamora rumours up until tomorrow lunch time.

The Ox also possible.

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Man like Zamora and Carroll leading the line :rofl:

Caulker should get called up, better than that shitter jones.

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So thats no Smalling or Ferdinand or King

If Terry goes then SFMH

But cant see why he would drop Rio and not be taking Terry

Obviously the bounty that is Gleneth Johnson will be starting







Or something very similar with the exciting Downing and Defoe to come of the bench

f*ck England

f*ck Roy

Hope none our players really feature apart from Rooney getting a leg break in 3rd game

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The Quality of English CM is really bad


It is sh*t

Wilshere out injured, Huddlestone development hampered by injury, Rodwell just platued, Cleverley injured,

Carrick is just not rated for some reason

Then there is Barry and Parker who are rated to highly

Gerrard who is finished

Lampard who has had a good few weeks


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