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Timeline of John Terry investigation

2011: October 23 - Releases a statement denying he made a racist slur against Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's defeat at QPR after videos had circulated on the internet.

October 25 - Scotland Yard announce they are assessing allegations of racist abuse of Ferdinand by Terry after a complaint from the member of the public.

November 1 - The Metropolitan Police confirm they have launched a formal investigation.

November 5 - England manager Fabio Capello confirms Terry will be selected for the friendlies against Spain and Sweden.

November 28 - Terry is interviewed under caution.

December 1 - Scotland Yard announce they have passed a file towards to prosecutors.

December 21 - The Crown Prosecution Service announce Terry will be charged with racially abusing Ferdinand and is due to appear before West London Magistrates' Court on February 1, 2012.

2012: January 28 - The FA cancels the pre-match handshakes before the FA Cup fourth-round tie between QPR and Chelsea "to defuse further tensions" relating to the Terry-Ferdinand situation.

February 1 - District Judge Howard Riddle orders that Terry should stand trial in the week beginning July 9 - following Euro 2012 - after hearing a number of other Chelsea players would not be able to appear as witnesses until the end of the football season.

February 3 - Terry is stripped of the England captaincy for a second time. The decision was taken by members of the 14-strong FA board, without consulting Capello.

February 8 - Capello resigns as England manager two days after criticising the decision to strip Terry of the captaincy.

July 13 - Cleared at Westminster Magistrates' Court of making a racist insult to Ferdinand.

June 24 - Plays the full 90 minutes and extra time as England suffer more penalty heartache, losing their Euro 2012 quarter-final to Italy on penalties.

July 27 - Charged by the FA with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards QPR defender Ferdinand. It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Ferdinand. Terry denies the charge and requests a personal hearing.

August 30 - Recalled to England squad, after missing friendly against Sweden, for September's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

September 9 - Withdraws from England squad for Ukraine game after picking up ankle injury in 5-0 win in Moldova.

September 23 - Announces his retirement from international football, shortly before the start of his personal hearing to answer the FA charge.

September 27 - Banned for four matches and fined £220,000 by an FA independent regulatory commission.