Wayne Rooney farewell ticket sales will not go to player's foundation

Wayne Rooney farewell ticket sales will not go to player's foundation

Talks about Rooney, 33, coming out of worldwide retirement to receive his 120th cap have been ongoing for a year, Southgate confirmed, but the striker did not want his appearance to distract players ahead of the World Cup.

Kane also thinks the decision to bring Rooney back into the squad is a fitting way to honour England's record goalscorer.

"But I can understand why some people might think it makes the game a bit of a circus - and England have got an important game (a crucial Nations League decider against Croatia) three days later".

"He was the captain when I first got into the squad". We have an opportunity with the game at Wembley to pay tribute.

But he said he was relieved to be able to offer Rooney a tribute after dropping the forward from the England squad shortly before the player's retirement from worldwide football.

"There's still a long way to go", said the 25-year-old.

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As soon as the announcement of Rooney's return to the squad was announced a number of fans were curious whether he will get to wear the captain's armband. We can't do anything about how we've done it in the past, but I know how much it meant to the squad of '66 to come to St George's Park a few months ago and have a dinner when we mentioned the entrance after Sir Alf Ramsey.

"It's a really good thing that everyone should be a part of".

"Having said that, we've given caps to people who haven't earned them in the past - I'm not going to name names - and you do wonder how on earth they got them".

He was considered for a recall by Gareth Southgate in August 2017, but shunned that opportunity in favour of ruling himself out of contention for future call-ups.

Wilson, who has received his first call, has started the new Premier League season in the form of his life, registering six goals and four assists in 11 appearances to help Bournemouth surge to sixth in the table.

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