Lampard to captain England against Costa Rica
Frank Lampard will be handed the England captaincy for what could be his last outing in a Three Lions jersey.
With Roy Hodgson confirming that regular skipper Steven Gerrard will be rested on the bench for England's final World Cup Group D match against Costa Rica, the veteran midfielder will take on the Liverpool man's mantle as the team looks to salvage what little consolation they can get after a disappointing campaign in Brazil.
In case your head has been lodged in the sand for the past few days, England were eliminated from the World Cup after the Central Americans stunned Italy with a 1-0 win on Saturday morning (June 21, Singapore time) to book their place in the knockout stages at the expense of Hodgson and his men, who lost to Uruguay 2-1 a day earlier.
At the age of 36, Lampard, who is looking for a new club after being released by Chelsea, is fast approaching the end of his illustrious career and has made 105 appearances for England, scoring 29 times to become the nation's joint-ninth all-time top scorer.
Despite the speculation, Lampard insists that any decision on his international future will be made after the Costa Rica game.
The BBC reported him saying: "I don't know whether I will carry on.
"I will get home and make a decision at that point because I have my future at home to sort out as well.
"This is not the time or the place. Sitting in your room for a month, you don't always come up with the right judgement."
Sources: AFP, BBC