"Yes, he is", Southgate told reporters on Thursday when asked if Rooney will captain the side against Scotland.
England versus Scotland - it's the oldest rivalry in football, and the 113th instalment will take place on Friday when the two meet in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
The Manchester United striker did not start in England's last qualifier, a 0-0 draw with Slovenia in which Jordan Henderson started as captain, but improved performances for his club in recent weeks has convinced Southgate to put his faith in Rooney.
"I think he's an experienced player for a game like this, there was no hesitation from me in selecting him. This is a team that has a lot of energy and potential, but you need some experience around it as well".
"It will be hard for them but the passion will not call come from the Scotland side, English players have plenty passion". I know there are leaders in the team, I know we've got great character so that isn't a question in our dressing room.
The 31-year-old returned to United's starting line-up in the 3-1 victory over Swansea last weekend and England interim boss Southgate says his skipper is now "in a better place".
"He's playing well, he's played well in the last couple of games for Manchester United".
England vs Scotland is slated to be the most exciting of all the clashes that are to come up in the Group F. and both teams will be looking forward to get the better of the other at the end of the final whistle.
Before that came Euro 96, and Paul Gascoigne's unforgettable finish in a 2-0 Wembley win.
"The guys have a bit more clarity on what we want to do with the ball", he added. "I've heard people say before football is about people who play and people who pay, I think that's about right", was his latest offering on the subject.
"For me, what happens to me is not important, we have to win this game for the country, and because we want to be top of the group and heading to Russian Federation", said the former England Under-21 coach.
"I'm sure there's been matches down the years that have been agonising for everyone to watch". What happens to me is important to my family, but it's not the reason and the focus for the game.
Scotland will also be missing key player Steven Fletcher who is going through rehabilitation following a knee surgery. Everybody has a slightly different way of playing, and the more we have an England way of playing, the easier that will be to adapt to.
"The atmosphere could focus us, it might spook a few people too".
"They feel pleased that they are the group that's going to take on England. I'm confident we'll be better than we were in our last two matches".
Kennedy, if you were my chief financial officer, you'd be fired a long time ago", Fleming said in the most recent debate. White supremacist David Duke ran for the seat as a Republican, but lost his attempt to return to elected office.
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After their second goal we had a reaction probably we could have got a different result but I felt we didn't deserve more ". Hope Pogba's injury is not too serious. but if he's out for Sunday then either Schweini or Carrick will have to step in.
But given Sevilla's current form, it would be extremely hard to see the Blaugrana emerging from this match victorious. Seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao was held to a 0-0 draw at Espanyol for its third straight game without a league win.
FC's Steve Nicol says Manchester City did not take advantage of their chances and let Middlesbrough gain confidence. Tuesday finally saw City get the better of Barcelona as they beat the Spanish giants 3-1 in the Champions League.
Her ultimate ability is an EMP device that can destroy all barrier and shields, and automatically hacks any enemy in range. She's described as a stealthy-offensive infiltrator who is capable of hacking the battlefield in a number of ways.
Mass Effect Andromeda takes place between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 , before the final stand against The Reapers took place. Mass Effect Andromeda has been tipped for an early 2017 launch, but nothing has been announced by EA and developer BioWare.
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The app also works with any image stored in your camera along with any new selfie photos you might wish to take of yourself. It's been nearly a year since the Microsoft Selfie app launched on the iPhone, and it's finally available Android.
Noah promised viewers that he and his team would continue to make jokes but that, "I can't front: I am very much afraid". What we got instead was a living nightmare; one that the audience and Noah's team couldn't escape from.
Hornacek has stated he wants to incorporate the pick-and-roll in the Knicks' half-court offense along with the triangle offense. Rambis - the Knicks assistant most familiar with the triangle offense - still will be involved in other areas of coaching.
Dina Titus is expected to coast to victory in her deep-blue urban Las Vegas district, while Republican Rep. Cortez Masto's grandfather emigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico, and her mother's family is Italian.
Israel's Jerusalem district court sentenced a 14-year-old Palestinian, Ahmad Manasra, to 12 years in prison on Monday. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called Trump "a true friend of Israel", saying his commitment to relocate the U.S.
She said she had voted for Bernie Sanders, the progressive senator from neighboring Vermont, in the Democratic primaries. The first votes of the election were cast, just after midnight , by the residents of Dixville Notch , New Hampshire.
Mourinho appeared to criticise both Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw for withdrawing from the match and questioned their commitment. Manchester United have struggled in recent weeks and have won just two of their last eight Premier League games.
Moscow said Thursday Russia and Syria were giving the ceasefire another try in an attempt to "prevent senseless casualties". The first three days of the fighting left more than 80 people dead in the war-torn city, according to the Syrian military.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is also planning a rally at George Mason University on Monday, Nov. 7. And Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has a Sunday rally at 5 p.m.at the Hickory Regional Airport.
The former National Co-Defensive Player of the Year in college was named to the 2016 USA Men's Select Team this past summer. The contract is reportedly worth US$102 million (NZ$142 million) over four years with the team.