Wayne Rooney will captain his country in a competitive fixture for the first time tonight, when England play San Marino at Wembley. The 26-year-old striker, whose England career has so far failed to live up to his performances at club level, admitted he was relishing the opportunity the lead the Three Lions.

He said:

"This is something I'm really proud of. It's a big challenge for myself, and I'm excited. Hopefully we can cap the day off with a good victory."

Rooney has scored 29 goals in 76 games for England, and could well go past 30 tonight against a San Marino team ranked joint worst in the world.

Whilst England against San Marino should prove a walkover the Celtic clash between Scotland and Wales should prove a much closer affair.

Both sides desperately need a win to maintain any hope of qualifying from a group that includes Croatia, Serbia and Belgium.

Both managers Craig Levein and Chris Coleman are under immesnse pressure to secure victory. Wales have not scored a goal from open play in five matches, but will be buoyed by the knowledge that Scotland have not beaten Wales in Cardiff since 1983.

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