England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Declan Rice will captain the team for Tuesday’s international friendly against Belgium.

Rice played all 90 minutes as the Three Lions lost 1-0 to Brazil on Saturday.

The Arsenal midfielder will now lead the team out when they take on the Red Devils at Wembley.

The 25-year-old, who has become a key figure since making his debut in 2019, will also be winning his 50th cap for his country.

“It is a pinch-me moment, it will be an honour. I was absolutely lost for words when he [Gareth Southgate] said to me I was going to be captain,” he told the media.

He takes the captain’s armband, with Harry Kane and Kyle Walker out injured.

England vs Belgium: Southgate confirms player that will captain Three Lions

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