Wayne Rooney Retires From England Duty

England’s all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the England squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

The Everton striker, 31, was asked by national coach Gareth Southgate to be involved in the games against Malta and Slovakia.

“Every time I was selected was a real privilege but I believe now is the time to bow out,” Rooney said.

Rooney scored 53 times in 119 games.

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