David Beckham will wear England's captain armband for the first time since the 2006 World Cup. The decision to name Beckham as captain for the game ahead of Gareth Barry has significantly increased the media attention on the match. Fabio Capello explained his decition:
"Beckham will be captain but this is not a political move. I work for the game, not the political side of things,” Capello told Setanta Sports.
"The political side is for the FA and they have not suggested to me that Beckham should be captain tomorrow. There was no pressure put on me.
"No-one could do that to me. I decided as I have decided throughout my life and when I was manager of a club. Beckham was very happy when I told him today."