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Wayne Rooney Is 'A Bit Chubby,' Says Norway's Vegard Forren

02/09/2014 15:57 BST | Updated 02/09/2014 15:59 BST

England striker Wayne Rooney has been branded "a bit chubby" by Norway defender Vegard Forren ahead of the countries' friendly on Wednesday night.

Rooney was unveiled as the new England captain last week despite an underwhelming performance at this summer's World Cup, which saw the striker score only one goal.

Norway are placed 53rd in the FIFA world rankings, 33 spots below England, but Forren insists he will not be afraid of his opponents at Wembley.

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Rooney: "a bit chubby"

"Rooney looks a bit chubby," Forren told TV2.nov. "They're obviously good players, and many of them are on good form already after three games in the Premier League but we're looking forward to it."

The match will give Roy Hodgson a final chance to see his players in competitive action before England begin their Euro 2016 qualification campaign in Switzerland on Monday.

Norway last reached the finals of a European Championship in 2000 and the Scandinavian side face a difficult task to qualify from a group that includes Italy and Croatia.