CPS confirm decision to prosecute John Terry.
Mr Terry is alleged to have used racist language towards the Queens Park Rangers player during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road on 23 October.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Mr Terry was accused of a racially aggravated public order offence.
The 31-year-old vowed to clear his name and said he was "disappointed".
John Terry is due before West London Magistrates' Court on 1 February.
A spokes person from Show Racism the Red Card said, "Coming on the back on the FA's decision in the Suarez/Evra case, this is a refreshing indicator that the authorities are taking allegations of racism very seriously".