Centurion Ashley Cole to start against Brazil, says Roy Hodgson

However, the England manager dismissed suggestions that Cole would be allowed to lead the team out as captain.

updated: February 06, 2013 01:01 IST
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London: Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Ashley Cole will start in Wednesday's friendly against Brazil, on the night he becomes the seventh player to win 100 caps for England.

Cole, 32, will join Peter Shilton, David Beckham, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Billy Wright and Steven Gerrard in making a century of appearances for his country.

Current captain Gerrard reached the milestone in England's 4-1 loss to Sweden in November and both men will receive their caps prior to kick-off at Wembley against the five-time world champions.

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