Wayne Rooney to make England comeback

Wayne Rooney to make England comeback

Wayne Rooney to make England comeback

London -Wayne Rooney is to come out of England retirement for a final one-off appearance against the United States in an global friendly at Wembley this month, the Football Association announced Sunday.

The match - which will be held at Wembley and will raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation - will be the DC United forward's 120th for England.

He will not be a part of England's squad for a Nations League clash against Croatia at Wembley three days after the United States game.

England's all-time top scorer called time on his worldwide career in August 2017 after winning 119 caps and scoring 53 goals for his country.

Rooney retired from worldwide duty in August 2017 as England's record goalscorer, while he has won more caps than any other outfield player.

At the time, the striker said: "It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. It's fitting the match will be against the US".

"I have been hugely impressed with the progress of this young England team. The foundation allows me to give something back to four charities, all of whom do hugely important work".

The 33-year-old, England's record scorer with 53 goals, will win a 120th cap in the comeback appearance on Nov. 15 - two years after his last worldwide match against Scotland in November 2016.

The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.

"Wayne Rooney finished with England, Gareth Southgate moved on and I don't agree with this at all".

The player's rich vein of form, alongside his popularity among England supporters and the feeling of progress made under Southgate, have helped the FA with the decision.

The Wayne Rooney Foundation focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

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