English FA set to act quickly over Terry: Reports

Updated: Feb 03, 2012, 12:30 PM IST

London: England`s soccer hierarchy is discussing whether or not John Terry should be allowed to remain England captain while he awaits trial on a charge of racist abuse, with a decision expected later on Friday, British media reported.

Terry on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.

The Chelsea captain will go on trial in July, after the Euro 2012 tournament where Terry is expected to line up at the heart of England`s defence alongside Ferdinand`s brother, Rio.

Terry on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.

The Chelsea captain will go on trial in July, after the Euro 2012 tournament where Terry is expected to line up at the heart of England`s defence alongside Ferdinand`s brother, Rio.

Bureau Report