The England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that the Chelsea defender John Terry is likely to be selected for the match against Moldova.

England will be starting the World Cup qualifying campaign against Moldova followed by the match against Ukraine a few days later. The Chelsea defender John Terry was recently found not guilty of racially abusing their QPR defender Anton Ferdinand by the court trial. However, he has been charged by the English FA, which could have possibly meant that the Chelsea captain would not be present for these two matches.

The England manager, though, has confirmed that John Terry will be playing in the match, despite the FA charge. The Chelsea captain has contested the charge placed upon him.

The date for the disciplinary hearing is yet to be announced by the English FA. A number of high profile players like John Terry was rested in the friendly match against Italy recently. However, the England manager has revealed that he will have no second thoughts about calling up the Chelsea captain if he is fit. John Terry missed the recent match against Newcastle United after suffering a neck injury in the 4-2 win over Reading.

"As far as I know, I can select him at the moment, and I will be selecting him. I don't really have any comment about the rest of it. Time will take it's toll. I just know I can select him," Hodgson said. The England manager also has said that a number of players were impressive in the 2-1 win over Italy, but that does not necessarily mean that they will be called up for the World Cup qualifying matches. He has said that performing in friendly matches is vastly different from performing in high pressure qualification matches, which will begin with the match against Moldova.