Rooney to retire from international football after 2018 World Cup

England captain Wayne Rooney has announced that he will call it quits with the national team after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 30-year-old Manchester United striker, who was renamed captain by coach Sam Allardyce says Russia 2018 is his last opportunity.

He said, “I know Russia will be my last opportunity to do anything so I’m going to try and enjoy these two years and hopefully end my time with England on a high.

“I said before Euros I enjoy playing in this team, I’m excited by the players and that’s the case still. I said as soon as the Euros finished that I wanted to continue and I made Sam aware of that when he got the job.

“He reiterated I would continue as captain. I was pleased. It’s nice to captain your country and I’m looking forward to the new regime.”


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