FOOTBALL : England captain John Terry has emerged as a doubt for his side’s prestige friendly against Brazil in Doha because of an ankle injury.
England captain John Terry has emerged as a doubt for his side’s prestige friendly against Brazil in Doha because of an ankle injury.
The 28-year-old centre-half was due speak to the media at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Friday but did not emerge, leading to concerns over his fitness.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry attended the press conference in Terry’s place.
If he is ruled out it would be another major blow to boss Fabio Capello, who is already preparing without Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Emile Heskey, Carlton Cole and David James, all out injured.
Given that injury list, there is no obvious replacement captain in the squad, but Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could emerge as the leading candidate.