Rooney to make England farewell appearance against USA

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Wayne Rooney will come out of worldwide retirement to make a one-off return to the England team when they play the US on November 15.

The former Manchester United and Everton striker went to make another three appearances for England before calling time on his worldwide career on August 23, 2017.

But the 33-year-old, now based in the United States where he plays for Major League Soccer side DC United in Washington, will wear the Three Lions shirt one last time for the Wembley fixture on November 15.

"I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again", said Rooney.

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This will serve as Rooney's proper farewell to honour his incredible career as an England player, while the hope from the FA is that it will also raise more than £500,000 for a number of children's charities, including the NSPCC.

Rooney, despite being England captain for several years, will not be captain against the US as Southgate looks to keep some sort of consistency. "I would like to thank (manager) Gareth Southgate and the FA for inviting me back and helping to support my foundation in the process".

"Playing for England was the greatest honor of my career - so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me".

"We're fortunate that circumstances have allowed us to formally acknowledge Wayne's huge contribution to England in front of the Wembley crowd and against apt opponents given the recent impact he has made in MLS".

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Rooney, the former Manchester United and Everton forward, announced his retirement from worldwide football in August 2017.

England have confirmed that their all-time record-goalscorer Wayne Rooney will make a farewell appearance against the U.S. next week.

He made his debut against Australia at West Ham's former stadium Upton Park in 2003 and scored his first goal in 2004 against Macedonia.

His last global appearance was as captain in a 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November 2016.

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The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.

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