Rooney To Quit England After World Cup

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Wayne Rooney has revealed he will be quitting the England squad after the World Cup in 2018 in Russia.

The England international will remain as captain under Sam Allardyce and lead the squad against Slovakia.

But he is insisting he will be retiring from international football after the World Cup.

“Obviously i’ve been selected and I made my mind up before the Euros whether we did well or not that I’d continue so over the last few weeks I’ve had nothing to think about in terms of England,” Rooney told a news conference on Tuesday.

“I’ve had a fantastic international career so far and played a lot of games and enjoyed every minute but at some point it’s going to come to an end.

“I’m not old, I’m 30, and come Russia that’ll be the time for me to say goodbye to international football.

“My mind is made up but it depends on Sam Allardyce, that’ll be my last tournament if selected. There have been highs and lows but I’m a proud man.

“It’s still two years away and I started playing professional football at 16 and international when I was 17 so it’ll have been 15 years, it’s a lot of years and I think that’ll be the right time to finish.”

Rooney is England’s record scorer with 53 goals and he will win his 116th cap his country if he plays on Sunday.

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