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England Squad Announced as Rooney Retires

Wayne Rooney retires from International Football

The big news to come from the England camp this week was Wayne Rooney’s shock retirement. Wayne took to social media to announce his retirement from International football on Wednesday.

Wayne Rooney said:

“It was great Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. I really appreciated that.

However, having already thought long and hard, I told Gareth that I had now decided to retire for good from international football.
It is a really tough decision and one I have discussed with my family, my manager at Everton and those closest to me.

Playing for England has always been special to me. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me. But I believe now is the time to bow out”

It came as a shock to most people considering he has started the Premier League season with Everton in fine form scoring two goals in as many games.

Rooney retires from England having set the record for number of appearances (119) and number of goals (53).

Gareth Southgate names two new players in latest England squad

Gareth Southgate has named Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire in his latest England squad. Both players have made an impressive start to the season and deserve their chances with the first team. Chalobah has represented England from U-16 to U-21 level.

After the Premier League Gameweek 3 fixtures this weekend the England team will meet up at St. Georges Park and prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.

Gareth Southgate has stressed the importance of building for the future and has acted upon his words by including Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford & Tottenham Hotspur‘s Dele Alli.

See below details of the full squad:

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