England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed it was a dream to be given the Three Lions armband ahead of Saturday's international friendly against Norway.
The Liverpool captain also said England have learnt from the failures at previous international tournaments, and are staying realistic about their chances art Euro 2012.
Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton has been banned for 12 games by the Football Association after being found guilty of two counts of violent conduct.
Elsewhere, the Liverpool managerial search has taken another twist, with the club's owners reportedly reconsidering their interest in Andre Villas-Boas.
In today's transfer news, Chelsea are set to release both Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou when their contracts expire this summer. (BBC Sport)
And finally, Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar has admitted he could be tempted by a big-money move to Russia or the Ukraine. (Sky Sports)
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