England v Ecuador: Frank Lampard set to captain England in Miami
The midfielder will wear the armband days after revealing his Chelsea career is over
Tuesday 03 June 2014
Frank Lampard will captain England against Ecuador on Wednesday in the penultimate friendly before the World Cup.
The midfielder was confirmed as skipper for the clash in a press conference in Miami with England manager Roy Hodgson.
It caps off a big few days for Lampard, who confirmed on Monday he will be leaving Chelsea this summer.
"I'm proud to be captain tomorrow and looking forward to the game," he said.
When asked about his Stamford Bridge departure, he reiterated how difficult it will be but insisted he is now focusing on England.
"It is very difficult after 13 years but you have to move on, I move on, the club moves on and it's as simple as that," he told Sky Sports 1.
"I'm here now to concentrate on being with England. It was a relief to say it last night and now I personally, and the team, can focus on the game.
"It is something I will address more to Chelsea fans and Chelsea people at another time."
Actress sees off speculation about her appearance in an amazing way
Review: Despite an uphill climb to see Jake Bugg in action, his performance is notably flat
Powerful images of strays taken moments before being put down
Review: Witty banalities aside, the comedian has an authentic voice
The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon
Latest in Sport
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from spine injury after doing somersault celebration
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Isco will provide just as great a threat at Anfield as the injured Gareth Bale would have
Angel Di Maria injury: Manchester United sweat over fitness of record signing as he is in danger of missing Chelsea clash
Video: Boxer Vido Loncar brutally assaults referee following defeat
Chelsea vs Maribor player ratings: Cesc Fabregas? Eden Hazard? Didier Drogba? Who was the star of the show at Stamford Bridge?
- 1 Salisbury ranked seventh-best city in the world to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015
- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters