The Football Association have confirmed that John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy until after his racism court trial.

The decision was explained to the Chelsea defender and England manager Fabio Capello by FA chairman David Bernstein in phone calls this morning.

The FA said in a statement: "Following the decision to adjourn the court case against John Terry to July, the Football Association confirm he will not captain the England team until the allegations against him are resolved."

Capello will be free to pick Terry for England friendlies and Euro 2012.

Source: PA