England manager Roy Hodgson will ignore public clamour to recall former captain John Terry for the 2014 World Cup after confirming the Chelsea defender will remain in international retirement.
Terry retired from international football in September 2012 after being banned by The Football Association for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, then of Queens Park Rangers.
The Chelsea skipper had already been stripped of the armband prior to the 2012 European Championship after being charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for a racially aggravated assault, for which he was later cleared.
After representing England at Euro 2012, Terry ended his international career after The FA charge and only played one match of the successful World Cup qualification campaign.
However, Terry, who is currently out with a muscle problem, has impressed this season for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea and concerns over England's lack of options at the centre of defence had sparked calls for his recall.
But Hodgson said in a media briefing at Wembley: "John has retired.
"As far as I'm concerned that is the situation. We've got along with him for the whole of the qualification, and quite a few friendly matches, and we'll have to get along without him in the future. As far as I'm concerned retirement is retirement.
"You respect that when players retire. We move on. We moved on after the first qualification game when John Terry limped off [against Moldova].
"Since that time we have got on with it and have chosen the players who are available, who have represented us well in my opinion and so we'll continue with that.''
Chelsea teammate Gary Cahill and Everton's Phil Jagielka are expected to travel to Brazil as first choice under Hodgson, while Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Joleon Lescott are also competing to be included.
Though Hodgson has clarified Terry's international position, the defender's future at Chelsea is still to be confirmed with the 33 year old out of contract at Stamford Bridge the end of the season.