Terry named captain

London: John Terry has retained the England captaincy with manager Fabio Capello preferring to keep faith with the Chelsea defender over Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand. Terry, 27, had been the skipper during the Steve McClaren era after David Beckham quit following the 2006 World Cup, but his position had been in doubt when Capello took charge. “I think everybody realises it means the world to me, to retain the armband,” said Terry. The Chelsea skipper, who has won 44 England caps, begins his second stint as captain in Wednesday’s friendly against the Czech Republic at Wembley. The World Cup qualifiers begin in September with ties against Andorra and Croatia.