San Marino striker Danilo Rinaldi has revealed he was still 'jumping with joy' despite his side's 5-0 hammering by England on Friday.The Argentina-born forward was chosen to start against Roy Hodgson's men and played for 78 minutes as the European minnows were swept aside at Wembley in their World Cup qualifier.
England manager Roy Hodgson has slammed the fierce challenge that sent Theo Walcott to hospital in Friday night's clash with San Marino.Walcott collided with goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini during England's 5-0 World Cup qualifying win at Wembley Stadium, with the Arsenal winger to spend the night in hospital after suffering suspected broken ribs.
England striker Wayne Rooney said he deserves the captaincy for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.The 26-year-old will take the armband due to Steven Gerrard's absence through suspension and vice captain Frank Lampard's withdrawal through injury.
Anything less than a big win will be a disappointment for England as they prepare to face San Marino at Wembley on Friday.The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier is a genuine mismatch with Roy Hodgson's side ranked fifth in the world, 202 places above their opponents.
England striker Wayne Rooney will captain his nation for the visit of San Marino to Wembley for their World Cup qualifier on Friday.The Manchester United star will lead out the Three Lions in the absence of regular skipper Steven Gerrard - who is suspended following his dismissal against Ukraine - and Frank Lampard, who was forced to withdraw from the squad with a thigh injury sustained in Chelsea's victory over Norwich on Saturday.
England midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier with San Marino.The Chelsea man has failed to overcome a knee problem and has returned to his club in a bid to regain fitness before Tuesday's meeting with Poland in Warsaw.
Kyle Walker said the tutelage of Gary Neville has improved the defensive side of his game as he prepares for his first start for England.Walker, last season's PFA Young Player of the Year, is expected to replace the suspended Glen Johnson at right-back against San Marino.
Roy Hodgson has announced his England squad for the World cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.There are call-ups for Kieran Gibbs and Ryan Shawcross but no place for Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand despite the international retirement of John Terry.
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