Rio Ferdinand has ruled himself out of the running to be named as John Terry's replacement as England captain. Ferdinand did take over when Terry lost the captaincy two years ago but the Manchester United defender does not want the armband again.

Rio Ferdinand

Terry is accused of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother Anton, who plays for QPR. Rio Ferdinand said on Twitter: "I don't want to be England captain after the last episode, just want to concentrate on playing for utd & if I make the squad then as ever I'll be delighted."

Favourites to become next skipper...

Steven Gerrard

The long-time vice-captain could easily settle back into the role based on experience.

Frank Lampard

He has stepped in as captain before. With 90 caps, there's no question of his experience.

Scott Parker

He has emerged as one of the early favourites after his impressive form at Tottenham.

Wayne Rooney

He has experience of captaining Man United and is seen as a natural leader on the field.

Also being considered:
>> Gareth Barry >> Ashley Cole >> Jack Wilshere >> Joe Hart