Frank Lampard has been confirmed as England captain for Friday's friendly against Chile at Wembley. Regular skipper Steven Gerrard is out with a hip injury, so the Chelsea midfielder will lead the team out at Wembley instead.
Frank Lampard will lead England out against Chile at Wembley this evening admitting he is fighting for his World Cup place in Brazil, according to Goal.com.
The 35-year-old Chelsea midfielder will win his 103rd cap in the friendly and captains the side in the absence of the injured Steven Gerrard.
He told reporters: "I understand that, with age and at different parts of your career, you have different challenges. The manager has always said it doesn't matter if you're 17 or 35 going on 36, he'll not look at you any differently, so that's nice to hear.
"The rest is up to me and I'm very determined to meet the challenge that's facing me."
Frank Lampard's daughters Luna and Isla are mascots at the international game against Chile on Friday night. Today he admitted they "weren't crazy on football", but was glad they would be on the pitch to see him get his golden cap.
Frank Lampard will captain England for the friendly against Chile at Wembley on Friday. The Chelsea midfielder will lead the team out, while regular captain Steven Gerrard is sidelined with a hip injury.
Before kick-off Frank Lampard will be awarded a golden cap to commemorate his 100th appearance for England. He will be joined on the pitch by his two daughters Luna and Isla, who are mascots for the game.