Frank Lampard vice-captain for Brazil World Cup

Last updated 09:20 19/05/2014
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Frank Lampard will be England's vice-captain at next month's World Cup in Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson says.

The 35-year-old Chelsea midfielder, who has played 103 times for his country and skippered the team six times, was chosen as Steven Gerrard's deputy ahead of striker Wayne Rooney.

''Frank's been the vice-captain all along in Steven's absences, which I think has been twice,'' Hodgson said.

''He's stepped up quite brilliantly.

''I've always thought that he was going to be a key member of this 23 because of his experience and what he brings to the team apart from pure footballing ability.

''He brings a lot of other things to us in terms of his leadership qualities and characteristics.''

England have friendlies against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras before starting their World Cup campaign against Italy on June 14.

They also play Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D.

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