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Rooney to captain England

Wayne Rooney will captain England for the first time in their World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley.

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Hodgson: Rooney 'will certainly captain' England

England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed Wayne Rooney would captain his country in their World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

Usual captain Steven Gerrard is suspended for the match, while vice-captain Frank Lampard - who had been in line to lead the team out - suffered a small injury in training.

I enjoy working with Wayne, we had a good Euros.

I was disappointed of course when he got that terrible gash and I was even worried it would keep him out not only of the September games but also of the October games.

Luckily he has made a quick recovery and will certainly captain the team in the first one.

– Roy Hodgson, England manager

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