John Terry has vowed to 'continue to give everything' for the England team despite being stripped of the captaincy.
The Chelsea defender was informed he was being relieved of his role in a brief meeting with coach Fabio Capello at Wembley on Friday.
The 29-year-old's position has come under intense scrutiny this week following a series of allegations about his private life.
Capello said that he felt it was in 'the best interest' of the England team that Terry was removed, with Rio Ferdinand appointed as his replacement and Steven Gerrard named vice-captain.
Terry has lead by example on the field as England cruised through their qualification campaign to reach the World Cup finals in South Africa.
But continued allegations about his off-field behaviour have seen him lose the armband, with renowned disciplinarian Capello acting swiftly and decisively.
Terry is now determined to remain an integral part of Capello's squad ahead of this summer's showpiece tournament.
He said in a brief statement: "I fully respect Fabio Capello's decision.
"I will continue to give everything for England."
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