Rooney to replace Terry as England captain

It is beginning to look like John Terry’s injury is serious enough that he is likely to miss the England game against Brazil tomorrow as Fabio Capello has even decided who will replace the Chelsea skipper as England captain.

“If John Terry doesn’t play, it will be Wayne Rooney,” said Capello.

“He is fit and he is ready to be a captain.”

Another candidate for the captaincy was Gareth Barry, who has done the job once before, and with vice-captain Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard also missing, it was thought another midfielder or defender would be given the job, but Capello obviously thinks differently.

Barry will be disppointed to be overlooked as he said today: “When I led the side in Trinidad, it was one of the proudest days of my life.

“It is always a proud moment to captain your country and that was one of my best moments in football.

“If that chance comes again, it is always something that I will cherish.

“It would be special tomorrow as I have not yet won a cap against Brazil and I have been looking forward to achieving that for a while.”

It is looking increasingly like England are going to field a nearly total second choice team, and if Brazil play their first team it will be very hard for the English to get a result. But you never know……

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