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Lampard to captain England

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.

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Lampard not taking World Cup place for granted

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.

Frank Lampard speaks to the media during the press conference at the Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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."

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