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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 to captain England against San Marino

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

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will captain England on Friday. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

It will be the first time the Manchester United striker has lead his country in a competitive international match.

Rooney, who has 76 caps for England, missed the first two Group H matches after suffering a nasty cut in a Premier League match.

England face the European minnows tomorrow, four days before a tougher match against Poland in Warsaw.

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