Who should be Capello's captain?
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After being appointed England coach, Fabio Capello announced that he would rotate the England captaincy until the FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers began in September.

In his first game against Switzerland at Wembley, Steven Gerrard assumed the role, while in England's 1-0 defeat against France it was Rio Ferdinand who took the armband.

Speaking this week in Lesotho, the Italian also hinted that Wayne Rooney might be given a chance, possibly in the next friendly against USA at Wembley on 28 May. "I am undecided who will be captain for the next game and Wayne Rooney is very young but I believe in the future he could be captain of England one day," he said.

As well as Gerrard, Ferdinand, Rooney and former skipper John Terry, players such as Gareth Barry, Michael Owen and even David Beckham have been mentioned as possibilities to lead the Three Lions to a place at South Africa 2010.

After the USA game on 28 May, there are two chances for potential candidates to shine: against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain on 1 June and finally against Czech Republic at Wembley on 28 August.

In Capello's own words, "a captain must be an example to follow in training and a leader during the game. And, of course, I would hope he could be an example, a role model outside the game - in life - as well.

"That's very important, always. Not just for the England captain, but for everything that we, as sportsmen, show youngsters. That is very important. He has to be an example."

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