Rooney set for Eng­land farewell match – two years af­ter last in­ter­na­tional

Tehran Times - - WORLD SPORTS -

Wayne Rooney is set to come out of in­ter­na­tional re­tire­ment to make a farewell ap­pear­ance for Eng­land against the United States next month.

The 33-year-old - Eng­land’s record goalscorer with 53 - has not played for the Three Lions since a 3-0 vic­tory over Scot­land in Novem­ber 2016.

But Rooney, who plays for DC United, is ex­pected to earn his 120th cap in the friendly at Wem­b­ley on 15 Novem­ber.

The game will raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foun­da­tion. The Wem­b­ley Arch will be lit up in the gold colours of Rooney’s char­ity.

Af­ter mov­ing to the United States in July, Rooney scored 12 goals to guide DC United from the bot­tom of the Ma­jor League Soc­cer ta­ble into the play-offs.

But the for­mer Manch­ester United and Ever­ton for­ward missed a penalty in a shootout as his side were knocked out in the first round.

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