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Hargreaves backs Ferdinand for England captaincy



Fabio Capello is still uncertain who will be his England captain, but Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has put in a good word for his teammate Rio Ferdinand, Sky Sports reports.

The central defender had captained England on the team’s last outing – a 1-0 loss to France – as Capello is testing different players in the role of captain. The England boss will name his captain before the World Cup qualification campaign gets under way.

As the race for the England captaincy hots up with just three few matches to go before the boss finally makes his decision, Owen Hargreaves complimented Rio Ferdinand’s consistency.

“Rio has been the most consistent player in England.” Said Hargreaves at a press conference shown on Sky Sports before adding that “he would be a fantastic captain.”

[Source: Sky Sports]