Cole not keen on captaincy - Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson says defender Ashley Cole is "happy to stay in the shadows" rather than captain his country in two upcoming friendlies in recognition of his 100th cap.

England host Ireland at Wembley on 29 May before playing Brazil at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium four days later.

Hodgson also described the way Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from international football earlier this month. as "laudatory".

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