Wayne Rooney has set his sights on victory against Brazil – four years after captaining England for the first time against the samba stars.
The Manchester United striker took the armband for the friendly in Qatar back in November 2009, with Nilmar’s header proving to be the difference between the two sides.
Despite the 1-0 defeat, Rooney admits it was an honour to wear the armband on the international stage for the first time, and is hoping for better when the two sides meet at Wembley on Wednesday night.
“It was an honour to captain England for the first time against Brazil in 2009. Hopefully we can put on a good performance and get the win at Wembley on Wednesday night,” he wrote on his official Facebook page.
Recent history suggests Roy Hodgson’s side will be in for a tough time against Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team, who host the next World Cup in 2014.
Ronaldinho – who is in contention to start against the Three Lions this week – scored the winner when the two sides last met in a competitive match, beating David Seaman with an infamous free-kick during the 2002 World Cup.
And, if you want England’s last victory, then a solitary strike from Gary Lineker proved to be the difference during a friendly back in March 1990.