BBC Sport - Roy Hodgson: Wayne Rooney's time as England captain has come
Rooney's time has come - Hodgson
- From the section Football
England manager Roy Hodgson says that Wayne Rooney's time has come after the striker was announced as the new captain of the national team.
The 28-year-old takes over from Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, who retired after England's World Cup elimination.
Hodgson says Rooney has a lot to live up to in following Gerrard as captain, but believes he is the right choice to lead England - starting with their friendly against Norway at Wembley on 3 September.