England: John Terry was stripped off his captaincy by manager Capello following a four-month affair with teammate Wayne Bridge's girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel. The tabloid vultures had a field day and Rio Ferdinand was given the captaincy. However, an injury to him gave Steven Gerrard the leader’s robes.
Algeria: Antar Yahia is Algeria's captain and was a key witness to the violence by Egyptian ultras before their final World Cup qualifier match. “They struck our bus with large bricks. Players have open head wounds with blood." Yahia blamed the security guards for not responding to the attacks.