Rooney named new captain and quartet of debutants in England squad

Rooney has scored 40 goals for England

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has been named as the new England captain, replacing Steven Gerrard Continue reading “Rooney named new captain and quartet of debutants in England squad”

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Hodgson rules out new players in World Cup squad

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that there will not be any new faces in the World Cup squad for 2014.

Hodgson, who managed teams such as Liverpool, Inter Milan and Switzerland before taking the role of England manager in 2012, has only one game left before the World Cup; a friendly against Denmark on 5th March 2014.

Hodgson, in saying that nobody new will feature, rules out players like Gareth Barry and Raheem Sterling, who haven’t played since 2012. He also put to bed rumours of retired ex-captain John Terry coming back to play for the Three Lions.

England booked their place in Brazil against Poland on 15th October, but suffered consecutive defeats at Wembley for the first time in 36 years when they lost to Chile and Germany.

England manager Roy Hodgson seems set on his current team making it to Brazil 2014.