Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was installed as England captain earlier in the season by manager Fabio Capello and is set to lead England in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The experienced defender has taken over armband duties from Chelsea’s John Terry and Rio will become the latest footaller to captain England in the World Cup finals. He will put his name in English football history alongside legendary defender Bobby Moore if he can lead England to victory and lift the World Cup trophy.
Winning the World Cup will be Ferdinand’s main aim this summer, but Rio is also doing some important work outside of the football pitch in his role as Ambassador for The Jaguar Academy of Sport. More information about The Jaguar Academy of Sport and the work that they do can be found at http://www.jaguar.com/sa/en/#/. Here’s Rio Ferdinand talking about the upcoming World Cup in South Africa, giving his thoughts on who the favourites are and which players have the potential to make a major impact in the tournament: