Wayne Rooney to be used as second-half substitute in USA friendly

first_img ADVICE BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions However, the striker, 33, will not captain the side, nor will he wear the No.10 shirt.It was also confirmed by the FA that Rooney’s charity will not receive any gate receipts but will benefit from “fundraising initiatives”.Fans will have the ability to make donations when they buy their ticket or via text and bucket collections at Wembley Stadium.Rooney, who now plays in America for DC United, has scored 53 goals in 119 appearances and last played for England against Scotland in November 2016. DC United’s exit from the MLS play-offs played a huge part in Rooney’s farewell game being the England v USA friendly 3 Rooney became England’s record scorer during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in September 2015 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News Rooney’s last international appearance came in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland in November 2016 RANKED Rooney’s recall to the England fold, however brief it may be, has divided opinion – with talkSPORT hosts Mark Saggers and Jason Cundy being very much against the idea.However, Vinnie Jones told talkSPORT that it was a good idea as it will help raise money for charity.Rooney said he was humbled to be given another cap for his country and Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker has endorsed the opportunity to award his former team-mate an international “send-off”.Walker said: “I think it is good. Wayne was there from when I was 20, he helped me right through my England career.“It is probably the send-off he deserves for what he has done for both English football and England.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wayne Rooney will be used as a second-half substitute when he makes his farewell appearance against the USA.It was announced by the Football Association that the friendly on November 15, now called ‘The Wayne Rooney Foundation international’, will be used to honour the Three Lions’ record goalscorer and his charity. REVEALED getty 3 3 Talks over a suitable fixture to honour the ex-Manchester United star has been ongoing for a while and the timing of DC United’s exit from the play-offs in MLS last week played a role in his selection for the game.An FA spokesperson said: “The FA is a not-for-profit organisation which invests millions of pounds back into the grassroots game on an annual basis.“The proceeds from the England v USA will go back into the English game. However, to honour Wayne Rooney and his record-breaking England career, we will also help raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation through a number of fundraising initiatives around the match.”Pledge cards will be available in hospitality areas, along with a silent auction, while a gala dinner will be held at Wembley in 2019 which is supported by the FA. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Getty last_img

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