David Luiz to captain Brazil against England

The Chelsea defender will skipper the five-time World Cup winners for the first time in his career in the friendly against the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium
Chelsea defender David Luiz will captain Brazil in their friendly against England the Brazilian Football Confederation's official website has confirmed.

Luiz made his debut for the Selecao in August 2010 against the United States when he was selected by Carlos Dunga. He has gone on to earn a further 15 caps and is now set to lead the five-time World Cup winners out at Wembley against Roy Hodgon's side.

The 25-year-old was initially a doubt for the game against the Three Lions at Wembley, which is being used to celebrate the Football Association's 150th anniversary, with his manager Luis Felipe Scolari seemingly unwilling to risk his fitness for the friendly.

The former Benfica man has missed Chelsea's last three matches due to a calf injury which he picked up in the Blues' Capital One Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Swansea City.

However, Luiz was subsequently named in the former Portugal managers preliminary first XI alongside fellow Blues team-mates Oscar and Ramires, and has now been handed the additional honour of captaining his nation in his club side's country.