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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Captain Terry ready to take blame

WATFORD, England (AP) Thirteen months after being stripped of the England captaincy, John Terry knows he will be the fall-guy if the team's results take a turn for the worse after regaining the armband.

England's buildup to Saturday's 2012 European Championship qualifier against Wales has been overshadowed by coach Fabio Capello's decision to restore the captaincy to Terry, having previously removed it following newspaper allegations about the Chelsea defender's private life.

"I'm not daft," Terry said ahead of the trip to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. "If we go there and win the game, it'll be a great stepping stone for us. If we don't get the right result, I know where the fingers will be pointing. I'm not silly. I'm a grown man and I'm prepared to deal with that."

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