World Cup - Lampard to captain England, Shaw handed start

Frank Lampard will captain England against Costa Rica with Roy Hodgson set to change his side that have suffered two consecutive defeats.

World Cup - Lampard to captain England, Shaw handed start

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Frank Lampard is set to lead England in Steven Gerrard's absence

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that he plans to make changes in the Three Lions’ final match of the World Cup before they head home following a bitterly disappointing tournament.

Lampard will captain the side against Costa Rica, which would indicate that Steven Gerrard will be rested.

"I'll pick the side with a view to making certain all the players get some minutes," Hodgson told the BBC.

Young Southampton left-back Luke Shaw is also expected to start with Leighton Baines ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who suffered injury in England’s pre-World Cup friendly with Ecuador, is still not fit and won’t take any part in the match.

"Alex had a slight recurrence of the knee problem and will be out. The hamstring injury to Leighton Baines has ruled him out, too," Hodgson added.

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