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Terry to miss Club World Cup for Chelsea

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez revealed on Friday that captain John Terry would take no part in the team's Club World Cup campaign this month.

Terry is still recovering from a knee ligament injury he sustained in Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Liverpool last month after colliding with Reds striker Luis Suarez, and the competition in Japan will come too soon for the 32-year- old.

Chelsea's first game in the tournament will come against either Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea or Monterrey of Mexico in the semifinals, with the final or third-place match coming three days later.

Benitez got better news regarding the fitness of midfielder Frank Lampard, who has recovered from a calf problem and could feature in this weekend's match with Sunderland.