It’s not going to be permanent yet. I think the indication from the Capello camp has been that three or four candidates will be blooded over the course of the summer’s friendlies, before one successful player gets it on a lasting basis – a "Captain Idol", if you will. John Terry and possibly also Gareth Barry are likely to be passed the armband in the near future.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.
I dont believe Rio should of been named as the England captain, His footballing ability can not be questioned but failing to turn up for a drugs test simply does not set a good example for any young sportsperson.