Steven Gerrard set to win 100th England cap on Wednesday
Twelve years after making his Three Lions debut, Steven Gerrard is set to lead England out in Sweden on Wednesday night and earn his 100th cap in the process.
November 12th, 2012
The Liverpool midfielder did look doubtful for the midweek international friendly after sustaining a knock during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea, although a scan has confirmed that no knee ligament damage has been sustained.
An FA statement read: “Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on Monday afternoon.
“The England captain reported to the team hotel following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea and, having received positive news, is set to win his 100th cap against Sweden on Wednesday evening in Stockholm.”
Gerrard will become just the sixth Englishman to reach a century of caps, having played his first game against Ukraine in May 2000. The England skipper scored his first ever goal during that amazing 5-1 win over Germany, although the player ended up missing the 2002 World Cup finals.