Wayne Bridge Quits England And World Cup After John Terry Sex Scandal

Daniel GoochAnalyst IFebruary 25, 2010

WEST BROMWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 15: Wayne Bridge and John Terry of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 15, 2008 in Birmingham, England  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Wayne bridge has quit the England side and will no longer play at the World Cup this year , as a result of the John Terry sex sandal with his ex-girlfriend.

Manchester City defender Bridge said in a statement his position in the side had become "untenable" and it would be "potentially divisive" to stay in the England squad.

Fabio Capello has now lost two of his left backs for the friendly match against Egypt next week. Ashley cole, also involved in another sex scandal, is fighting to get fit after picking up an ankle injury playing for Chelsea.

Bridge's statement said: "I have thought long and hard about my position in the England football team in the light of the reporting and events over the last few weeks.

"It has always been an honour to play for England. However, after careful thought, I believe my position in the squad is now untenable and potentially divisive.

"Sadly, therefore, I feel for the sake of the team and in order to avoid what will be inevitable distractions, I have decided not to put myself forward for selection.

"I have today (Thursday) informed the management of this decision. I wish the team all the very best in South Africa."

Bridge may not want to play with Terry for England, but he still has to play against him at club level with Chelsea and Man. City.

Wayne is a top class defender who will be missed from the team at this summer's World Cup Finals in South Africa.