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David Beckham to captain England against Trinidad and Tobago

David Beckham to captain England against Trinidad and Tobago Fabio Capello has given midfielder David Beckham the captain's armband for England's friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday in Port of Spain. The 33-year-old player, who won his 101st cap on Wednesday, resigned as captain following the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany and spread doubts about his future with the English squad. But on Sunday, Beckham will be one of the few veterans traveling to Port of Spain to face Trinidad and Tobago for the friendly. England manager Fabio Capello will give the young players a chance to prove themselves during the friendly, leaving behind stars John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Wayne Rooney, Owen Hargreaves and Wes Brown. United defender Rio Ferdinand was first pointed as the possible captain for England in the game against Trinidad and Tobago, but it was given to David Beckham, a move some see as a means of winning favour with FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who holds an important vote in the process of England's 2018 World Cup bid. Naturally England is the favourite to win the game with odds 1.33 at the British online bookmaker Bet 365, while Trinidad and Tobago will pay out on 8.50 odds if victorious.

 Published on 05/31/2008

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