Sam Allardyce has confirmed Wayne Rooney will retain the England captaincy.
As BBC Sport report: “Rooney is England's record goalscorer and took on the armband from Steven Gerrard a year ago.
“Allardyce said Manchester United captain Rooney was ‘hugely respected by his peers’ and has ‘enjoyed the responsibility’ as captain.
“The England squad is preparing for Sunday's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia.
“Rooney, 30, led Roy Hodgson's England side during Euro 2016, which ended with a disappointing last-16 exit to international minnows Iceland.
“But Allardyce said Rooney had been ‘an excellent captain for England’ and as the most senior squad member was the ‘right choice to lead the team’.”
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