Wayne Rooney set for England farewell match

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London -Wayne Rooney is to come out of England retirement for a final one-off appearance against the United States in an worldwide friendly at Wembley this month, the Football Association announced Sunday.

The 33-year-old Rooney, who joined DC United from Everton earlier this year, retired from worldwide duty in August 2017 as his country's record goal-scorer (53) and having won more caps (119) than any other England outfield player.

But the 33-year-old, now based in the United States where he plays for Major League Soccer side DC United in Washington, is set to wear the Three Lions shirt once again for the Wembley fixture on November 15.

The D.C. United star will win his 120th cap in the game, which will raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation and other charities, such as children's charity NSPCC.

The worldwide friendly, set to take place on November 15, has been dubbed The Wayne Rooney Foundation global and some of the proceeds from the game will go towards the Manchester United great's charity.

At the time, the striker said: "It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches".

"Playing for England was the greatest honor of my career - so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me".

Rooney, who began his career at Everton, spent 13 seasons at Manchester United.

Roney's last England appearance came against Scotland and Hampden Park, but after the game he announced his global retirement. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me.

His 12 goals in 21 DC appearances set up a meeting with Columbus Crew, but Rooney missed from the spot in DC's penalty shoot-out defeat following a 2-2 draw.

"This tribute to Wayne is a unique opportunity that is befitting of our nation's record goalscorer".

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