Frank Lampard: Rooney fixation 'frustrating'

Frank Lampard has expressed his frustration at what he perceives to be a "fixation" and "agenda" towards England team-mate Wayne Rooney.

Veteran Lampard, an unused substitute in Manaus, admitted his frustration at much of the focus centering on just one player.

He said: "Unfortunately we do have a fixation with one player during every World Cup, ones that I've been involved in."

"It's a bit frustrating when you're in a team group and that happens because we're there trying to play together - people are not selfish in this squad - trying to get results and a fixation with one player can become, rather than a debate, a bit of an agenda.

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Ghana send Muntari and Boateng home from World Cup 'for indiscipline'

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana's World Cup squad for disciplinary problems. The announcement comes just hours before Ghana play Portugal in their crucial final game in Group D.