19 May 2014

Lampard to be England's vice-captain at World Cup

12:45 pm on 19 May 2014

Frank Lampard will be England's vice-captain at next month's football World Cup in Brazil.

The 35-year-old Chelsea midfielder, who has played 103 times for his country and skippered the team six times, has been chosen as Steven Gerrard's deputy ahead of striker Wayne Rooney.

Manager Roy Hodgson says Lampard brings a lot of other things to them in terms of his leadership qualities and characteristics.

England have friendlies against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras before starting their World Cup campaign against Italy on June 15th (NZT).

They also play Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D.