Gerrard named England skipper

STEVEN Gerrard has been named captain for England's international friendly against Egypt tomorrow.

STEVEN Gerrard has been named captain for England's international friendly against Egypt tomorrow.

With first choice captain Rio Ferdinand injured and John Terry sacked as skipper last month, England boss Fabio Capello has handed the armband to the Liverpool midfielder.

“Being England captain is always a big responsibility,” he said. “I am delighted that I will be leading the boys out.”