20 Mar '11, 1am

Capello claims Ferdinand rejected a chance to hear why John Terry is being restored as national captain

LONDON - ENGLAND coach Fabio Capello claims Rio Ferdinand rejected a chance to hear why John Terry is being restored as national captain. Capello planned to explain to Ferdinand at Manchester United's Champions League match against Marseille why Terry has been forgiven for his off-field conduct. The 32-year-old Ferdinand didn't play on Tuesday because of a calf injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season. Injuries have restricted the defender to just four England appearances since replacing Terry as captain in February 2010. 'I tried to meet him at the Manchester United-Marseille game,' Capello said. 'He was ready to meet me but he preferred not to meet us. I don't know ... I hope I will meet him in the future to speak with him personally and privately, not by phone because I think by phone is not so good.' The 30-year-old Terry was stripped of the captaincy ...

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