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Last Updated: Saturday February 06 2010 11:15 GMT

John Terry promises to fight back

John Terry

John Terry has told a newspaper that he will fight to try to regain his position as England captain ahead of the World Cup this summer.

The Chelsea star was sacked as England captain by Fabio Capello on Friday.

Terry has had a lot of family trouble recently, and some fans are worried that these problems will affect his performance on the pitch.

In a statement John Terry said: "I will continue to give everything for England."

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has now stepped up as England captain. Liverpool player Steven Gerrard will be the vice-captain.

England's next match is a friendly against Egypt next month as they prepare for the World Cup in South Africa.

Back to work

John Terry is still expected to lead out Chelsea on Sunday when they take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.