Previous
West Bromwich Albion
Middlesbrough
0
0
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
West Ham United
3
1
FT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona
0
1
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Palermo
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cagliari
AS Roma
2
2
FT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain
3
1
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
New England Revolution
1
0
FT
Game Details
Portland Timbers
Seattle Sounders FC
4
2
FT
Game Details
Orlando City SC
New York City FC
2
1
LIVE 63'
Game Details
Next

Wayne Rooney named captain

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will captain England against San Marino in Friday night's World Cup qualifier at Wembley, the English Football Association confirmed Wednesday prior to the team press conference.

"It's a great honor, it's something I'm really proud of," Rooney said. "It's a big challenge for myself, I'm really looking forward to it and excited, and hopefully we can cap the day off with a good victory."

The 26-year-old inherited the armband due to regular captain Steven Gerrard's suspension following his sending-off in the last qualifier against Ukraine and because of a knee injury suffered by official vice-captain Frank Lampard.

Rooney and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart were the leading candidates for the honor. Rooney captained England just once before, in a friendly against Brazil in Doha in 2009.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.