John Terry's racism hearing was set to start on Monday, a day after the Chelsea defender quit England duty in protest at the case being pursued by the Football Association.
The former England captain was charged by the FA despite being cleared in court of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.
Terry said Sunday that the disciplinary hearing at Wembley had made his position in the England squad ''untenable.'' He had been allowed to continue playing despite being stripped of the England captaincy.
FA General Secretary Alex Horne said of Terry's decision: ''I don't see how we've made (his position) untenable, they're two very separate processes. It's something that happened in a match - it shouldn't be taking a year to resolve.''