John Terry has called it a day on his international career. In a shock statement the Chelsea skipper announced that he had spoken with Roy and decided to end his England career. The decision comes as the FA hearing into his alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand begins today. The 31-year-old picked up 78 caps for the three lions but believes the FA have made his position with the national team as ‘untenable’.
England are 2/5 to win Group H and qualify for the World Cup in Rio in 2014 and are 18/1 to lift the trophy in Brazil without JT.
In the Premier League action Manchester United controversially beat Liverpool 2-1 after Steven Gerrard had given the Merseysiders the lead. Manchester City drew at home to Arsenal after a late Koscielny equaliser and Chelsea stayed top after a narrow win against Stoke. Everton and West Brom continued their good starts to the season and Southampton picked up their first win, thumping Aston Villa 4-1. Newcastle and Spurs both bagged home wins and Fulham beat Wigan at the DW Stadium. West Ham scraped a draw with Sunderland after Nolan’s goal in the third minute of injury time.
The Twenty20 World Cup continues in Sri Lanka with the Irish team facing the West Indies in Columbo.
Ireland have seen their team decimated by illness as they search for the win that could see them progress and be placed in a group with England. The three lions fell apart yesterday as they were thumped comprehensively by India. The 90-run defeat was their heaviest ever in T20 internationals and showed their weakness to the spin bowlers in Sri Lanka.
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There is plenty of cracking racing today from Hamilton, Kempton, Leicester, Ballinrobe and Fairyhouse.
The return to testing ground should suit 7/1 shot Master Bond in the 2.10pm at Hamilton. The three-year-old was only a beaten by a neck into second on his seasonal reappearance and he’s only one pound higher for this run. He makes great each-way claims back on his preferred softer ground.
It’s Ryder Cup week and Europe and America are getting ready to go head-to-head in Chicago. In the FedEx Cup play-offs over the weekend Brandt Snedeker pulled off a shock to scoop the $10million prize. The 31-year-old played some unbelievable golf to deny Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods the whopping pay cheque. It’s also some very tasty form for Snedeker with the Ryder Cup beginning in just a few days time.
The USA team are slight favourites to win at 8/11 and Europe are 11/8.