Top scorer in the English National Team history, striker Wayne Rooney will make his farewell with the jersey of his country on November 15 in a friendly match against the United States at Wembley. The information was made official this morning by the English football federation.
“I’m really honored and very excited to play for England at Wembley again. I would like to thank 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. It will be a particularly special time for me. It is appropriate that the game be against the USA. I hope both fans enjoy the game, “said the player.
In addition to the farewell of the center-forward, the match will also serve to raise funds for the charity named after the player, which helps children suffering from serious illness, abuse or need.
With 53 goals scored in 119 games, Rooney is in the history of the English team as the top scorer, as well as being the second athlete with more calls for the team in history, behind only goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who was remembered 125 times.
He is currently defending the colors of DC United and is one of the highlights of the team that reached the semifinal of his conference in North American football with 12 goals scored. The last game made by the striker with the English shirt was in November of 2016, against Scotland.
In addition to this confrontation, England also faces Croatia on this date-Fifa. The reissue of the semifinal of the last World Cup will be a valid match for the League of Nations.
“This homage to Rooney is a unique opportunity that is consistent with our nation’s scorer. We are fortunate that circumstances have allowed us to formally acknowledge Rooney’s immense contribution to England in front of the Wembley fans and against these opponents, given the recent impact it has had on the USA, “coach Gareth Southgate said.