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Capello rules out Terry U-turn

02 Mar 2010 - 14:07:10

England manager Fabio Capello has confirmed that Steven Gerrard will captain his side against Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday in the absence of the injured Rio Ferdinand.

The Italian has also confirmed that John Terry will not captain his country again while he is in charge of the national team.

When asked if he would even consider handing Terry the captain's armband again, Capello answered: "I think no. I think the next captain will be Rio. For Wednesday, the captain will be Steven Gerrard.

"I spoke with the players and said they have to recreate the spirit of the team and train with focus. I'm really happy because I saw the same thing as in November (in the friendly against Brazil in Doha).

"John Terry is training very well. He will be the same player in the dressing room. I told him you have to do the same things as a captain. We hope to play very well and we invite the fans to help us.

"It's not easy to win the African Nations Cup three times if you are not a good team. I watched Egypt's games and it is a really, really good team.

"They are dangerous, they are really well organised on the pitch who know what to do in every moment. I think it will be a really interesting test for us."


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