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Shawcross backed for England call

September 25, 2012
By Ian Edwards
Ryan Shawcross has moved a step closer to realising his senior England ambitions with the retirement of John Terry, according to Stoke City assistant manager David Kemp.

• Blog: Shawcross for England

Shawcross has twice turned down requests from Wales to consider playing for the national team, to concentrate his efforts on breaking into Roy Hodgson's World Cup plans for Rio in 2014.

Terry's controversial decision to retire from international duty leaves ...

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