John Terry stripped of England captaincy by Capello
Terry was appointed captain of the national side in August 2008
John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy following allegations he had an affair with an England team-mate's ex-girlfriend.
Terry, 29, held talks with England boss Fabio Capello at Wembley on Friday.
"After much thought I have made the decision that it will be best for me to take the captaincy away from John Terry," said Capello in a statement.
Terry, who has been replaced by fellow defender Rio Ferdinand, said he abided by Capello's decision to demote him.
"I fully respect Fabio Capello's decision," the Chelsea centre-half said in a statement. "I will continue to give everything for England."
Capello returned to the United Kingdom on Thursday and is thought to have been keen to resolve the Terry saga before travelling to Poland for Sunday's Euro 2012 draw.
The 63-year-old Italian, who has been recovering from knee surgery in Switzerland, has been monitoring the fall-out closely and regularly spoken to his trusted lieutenant Franco Baldini.
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Baldini, England's general manager, held in-depth talks with four key Football Association board members on Monday - chairman Lord Triesman, chief executive Ian Watmore, director of communications Adrian Bevington and head of development Trevor Brooking.
They agreed that Capello alone would make the decision about Terry's future and that the priority was to make the right decision rather than a quick one.
"As a captain with the team, John Terry has displayed extremely positive behaviour," read Capello's statement.
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