John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy by manager Fabio Capello.
Here we look back at the events leading up to the decision to relieve the Chelsea star of his duties.
January 29: Terry is named as the sportsman behind a gagging injunction involving his private life.
January 30: The 29-year-old Chelsea and England captain, who is married to childhood sweetheart Toni, and is the father of twins, refuses to talk about allegations that he had an affair with French underwear model Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-girlfriend of former team-mate Wayne Bridge.
Publicist Max Clifford confirms that he has taken on Ms Perroncel as a client and she is considering what to do.
Bridge, who plays now for Manchester City, says he will not be commenting as his primary concern is the welfare of his son with Ms Perroncel, three-year-old Jaydon.
Terry scores the winning goal in Chelsea's 2-1 win at Burnley but does not smile as he is congratulated by team-mates.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti confirms Terry will remain captain of the club. "There is no discussion about this (the captaincy)," he says. "The players will never lose their trust in him."
January 31: There is extensive newspaper coverage of Terry's alleged relationship with Ms Perroncel.
Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe says that if the allegations against Terry are proven they call into question his role as England captain.
February 1: A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown says Mr Sutcliffe is "entitled to his opinion" but Mr Brown thinks it is a matter for the Football Association (FA) and the England management.
The FA says England manager Fabio Capello alone will decide whether Terry remains as England captain.
February 2: Terry runs the gauntlet as Chelsea draw 1-1 with Hull City at the KC Stadium.
February 3: Terry's spokesman Phil Hall says Terry will make no announcement regarding his future as England captain before meeting Capello.
February 4: Capello flies into Heathrow from Switzerland, where he has been recovering from a knee operation. He does not stop to speak to reporters as he is ushered through Terminal One and into a silver Mercedes.
February 5: Terry loses his job as England captain following a 12-minutte meeting with Capello at Wembley.
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