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Wayne Rooney Will Captain England Against Brazil - Fabio Capello

Wayne Rooney Will Captain England Against Brazil - Fabio Capello

Man Utd forward will lead England out on Saturday in Doha…

Fabio Capello has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will captain England against Brazil in Qatar on Saturday, due to the injuries picked up by regular skipper John Terry and his deputy Rio Ferdinand.

The former AC Milan coach told journalists at a press conference in Doha: "It will be Rooney.

"I think Rooney is ready to be a captain. Why not?"

The Manchester United forward has come under scrutiny recently when he was perceived to question the integrity of the referee when his side lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He mimed "12th man" to the cameras after the 1-0 defeat, and was warned by the FA over his conduct.

Capello, though, is believed to have seen a new maturity in Rooney's game.

When Capello was introduced as England manager he alluded to the potential of Rooney as captain, provided he gain "experience" and "maturity".

He said: "Wayne Rooney is young but I believe in the future he could be captain of England one day."

Alan Dawson, Goal.com UK

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