Rio Ferdinand has been named as England captain for Wednesday's clash with France in Paris.

The Manchester United star will lead out England at Stade de France as Fabio Capello continues his policy of rotating the captaincy.

The Italian is keen to rotate the captain's armband between players before naming his full-time captain for the 2010 World Cup qualification campaign.

An FA statement read: "Fabio Capello has confirmed that Rio Ferdinand will captain England against France tomorrow night in Paris.

"Capello has confirmed this continues his policy of rotating the captaincy between players in the friendly matches before confirming a permanent captain for the World Cup qualifying games."