England are just over four months away from the opening match of the 2014 World Cup against Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus, Brazil. Roy Hodgson has a little over three months to finalise his 23-man squad for the tournament, and there is a surprising name under consideration.
John Terry retired from international football, per BBC Sport, in 2012 after the FA continued with their disciplinary hearing over a matter he had already been cleared of in a court of law. He described his position then as "untenable," but could he be on the brink of a return to the national team?
There have been plenty of conflicting reports as the countdown to the tournament intensifies. Dave Kidd at The Mirror reported in January that Terry would be throwing his name into the hat for selection, while James Dickenson at The Express has said this week that Terry will not return to the fold.
Whether Terry will rejoin the side remains to be seen, but the real question is whether either side should consider such a move. Let's take a look at the arguments for and against Terry returning to the English national team.