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A 50th cap to savour

Declan Rice became the first Arsenal player in 24 years to start a match as England captain at Wembley
Declan Rice became the first Arsenal player in 24 years to start a match as England captain at Wembley

Declan Rice marked his 50th international appearance by leading England out at Wembley against Belgium.

The 25-year-old is the first Arsenal player to start a match as England captain since Sol Campbell in 2005 against USA, and the first at Wembley since Tony Adams in 2000 against Germany.

It is not new territory for Rice who captained hometown club West Ham for the 2022-23 season before moving to Emirates Stadium last summer.