Rooney To End England Career After 2018 World Cup

Wayne Rooney

England captain Wayne Rooney announced on Tuesday that the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his final tournament as an international footballer.

“Realistically, I know myself that Russia will be my last opportunity to do anything with England,” Rooney told a press conference at St George’s Park in Burton, central England.

“My mind is made up. Russia will be my last tournament.”

New England manager Sam Allardyce announced on Monday that Manchester United striker Rooney, 30, will be kept on as captain for the World Cup qualifying campaign, which begins in Slovakia on Sunday.

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