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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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Rooney: 'Great honour' to captain England

Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson during England's pre-match press conference. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney said: "It is a great honour. I'm really proud and excited. It will be a big night for me and my family.

"It is a big challenge for myself. I don't know what sort of captain I am and I already speak with all the players whether it is younger or older. But I will try and get the best out of myself and the other players - and hopefully they can get the best out of me.

"Hopefully it will be a great result for us and I'm looking forward to the game."

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