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Wayne Rooney expects emotional England farewell against United States

Craig Burley believes England hosting a 'farewell' game for Wayne Rooney makes a mockery of their friendly match against the United States.

BURTON, England -- Wayne Rooney admits it will be hard to control his emotions when he returns for a farewell appearance for England at Wembley.

The D.C. United forward will win his 120th England cap on Thursday in his first appearance since announcing his retirement two years ago, in the friendly with the United States at Wembley.

Rooney, 33, is England's all-time leading scorer with 53 goals and admitted it was a big moment when he broke the record with a penalty against Switzerland in September...

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Wayne Rooney England farewell talks have been underway for a year - Gareth Southgate

ESPN FC's Brian McBride has no problem with England's decision to add Wayne Rooney to the roster and feels the decision won't hinder younger players.

LONDON -- England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed talks have been taking place with Wayne Rooney about a farewell game for more than a year and the DC United striker rejected the opportunity to participate in a fixture ahead of the World Cup.

Southgate revealed that Rooney did not want to distract the squad ahead of the tournament, and also insisted it was the right decision to call up Rooney to face the United States on Nov. 15.

"I think all of the players would respect that Wayne's contribution...

Wayne Rooney to return for England farewell vs. U.S. at Wembley

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Wayne Rooney will win his 120th England cap later this month after Gareth Southgate sanctioned a farewell appearance for the DC United forward against the United States at Wembley on Nov. 15, the English Football Association (FA) has announced.

The former Manchester United and Everton captain -- England's all-time leading scorer with 53 goals -- has not represented his country since lining up against Scotland at Wembley in November 2016.

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