Football

Prev
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8

England's international centurions (1)

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will reach a century of international caps when England take on Ukraine in their crucial World Cup qualifier in Kiev on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old will become only the eighth player to make 100 appearances for the Three Lions, joining club team-mate Ashley Cole, and national team captain Steven Gerrard as the only existing members of Roy Hodgson's squad to hit the milestone.

Lampard's 99th cap came in Friday's comfortable 4-0 victory over Moldova at Wembley, which lifted England above Montenegro to the top of Group H on goal difference.

And, the box-to-box star will be determined to get a positive result against Ukraine, to keep England's hopes of qualification for next summer's World Cup in Brazil on track.

"The main thing is to get the result," Lampard is quoted by BBC Sport. "I just hope to be involved. It wouldn't be enjoyable to get to 100 and not do it right.

"I never dreamt of getting anywhere near 100 caps to be honest. I will be very proud, 100 is a long time [playing], but first and foremost we need three points.

"I'd love to fly back from Ukraine with three points because that would put us in a strong position."

Ukraine will leapfrog both England and Montenegro with victory tomorrow night, following theyr 9-0 thrashing of San Marino on Friday, and will pose a tough test for Hodgson's men having won each of their last four qualifiers, scoring 18 goals in the process.

On the eve of Lampard's milestone international appearance, click through the tabs - above or below - to see the other England centurions!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Prev
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
Topics:
England Football
Internationals
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again