John Terry should still be playing for England as he is among the best defenders in the country, according to former Three Lions boss Fabio Capello.
Speaking at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai, Capello told several national newspapers: "He is one of the best. [England] haven't got a lot of defenders but they sometimes have problems.
"It's better to have a player like John Terry than not have him. But I don't think he has the chances to play with the national team any more."
Of the incident that led to his resignation, Capello added: "[The FA] decided he could not play with the national team and I didn't understand because he was not guilty.
"When it happened I said to [then FA chairman David Bernstein], 'You decided he's guilty? No, he's not guilty'.
"I fought for this and they said, 'No, you can't decide about the player, you need to wait for the court decision and everything'. I said, 'Why have you decided before I've asked you?'"
Former England manager Fabio Capello admitted he had been taken aback by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement:
The former England coach Fabio Capello has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson quit Manchester United because of stress, according to the Associated Press.
It is reported he told Sky Sports Italia: "I called him and he told me that he decided this way because of excess stress."
Ex-England manager Fabio Capello is expected to attend an event to celebrate 150 years of the FA later today.
The Russia manager left the England camp after a he fell out with the FA stripped John Terry of his captaincy over a racism row, and his attendance could see a thawing of the relationship.
Fabio Capello has been named as Russia's new manager - with the former England boss set to complete the formalities of his move to Moscow in the next few days.
The Italian held successful talks with the Russian Football Union (RFU), who have confirmed he is the man they believe can guide the team to World Cup qualification in 2014.