Callum Wilson called up to England's 28-man squad for USA, Croatia

09 November, 2018, 02:50 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Rooney and Ronaldo embrace. Image PA Images

Southgate is fully supportive of the FA's decision to give the former captain a tribute game and will introduce him in the second half to win his 120th and final cap, but he has not been involved in the finer details of planning the Wayne Rooney Foundation International.

As soon as the announcement of Rooney's return to the squad was announced a number of fans were curious whether he will get to wear the captain's armband.

"There have been ongoing discussions since Wayne retired about paying tribute to him and his England career", said the manager, who added Rooney had declined an opportunity to be honoured ahead of the World Cup so as not to take the attention away from those going to Russian Federation.

"He's a threat in terms of running in behind defences", Southgate said of Wilson. I'm still able to look to the future with the squad we've picked, but also I've spoken a lot to the players about the shirt, the history of the short, honouring former players.

Rooney was one of 28 players selected Thursday (NZT Friday) by Southgate, but the former captain will not play on November 18 against Croatia in England's final Uefa Nations League game.

"I think there would be numerous examples of people that have earned caps in different circumstances. It's a real good thing for everyone to be a part of", he added.

The 33-year-old, who now plays for DC United in Major League Soccer, has not represented the Three Lions in nearly two years and the decision has been met with varied responses by players past and present. "Wayne was one of our greatest ever England players".

"I'm looking forward to working with him and giving him the send-off he deserves, which isn't always possible".

"It's a great experience for the younger players in our team. It's important to recognise that if there's a football decision the organisation comes to me and the start point is, 'How would you feel about this?' If I don't think it's something suitable then it doesn't get any further".

Kane has scored 19 goals for his country in 34 appearances and could easily break Rooney's record. We're talking about the record England cap-holder for an outfield player, the national side's record goal scorer and someone who has been a fantastic servant for club and country throughout his career.

Recommended:

  • Fortnite Mobile: Epic Games To Support 60 FPS And Deal With NFL

    Fortnite Mobile: Epic Games To Support 60 FPS And Deal With NFL

    Games never last longer than 15 minutes each so you can jump in for a much quicker experience than a normal game. Like most weapons, the Heavy AR can be found in floor loot, chests, vending machines and supply drops.
    Stacey Abrams, Georgia Democrats decry Brian Kemp's hacking claim

    Stacey Abrams, Georgia Democrats decry Brian Kemp's hacking claim

    Kemp's team told NBC News that the gubernatorial candidate's card was blank and he had to get another one. Kemp aped President Trump , especially his political incorrectness.
    Which color iPad Pro (2018) should you get

    Which color iPad Pro (2018) should you get

    The latest iPad Pro probably doesn't offer performance gains that are significant enough to warrant throwing hundreds of dollars. The next storage size up is 256GB, which starts at $949 / £919 / AU$1,449, followed by 512GB for $1,149 / £1,119 / AU$1,749.
  • Donald Trump’s Post-Midterm Behavior Is Out of Control, Even for Him

    Donald Trump’s Post-Midterm Behavior Is Out of Control, Even for Him

    He also repeatedly told April Ryan to sit down in an incredibly condescending tone, like he's talking a misbehaving preschooler. Tuesday's USA midterm election resulted in Trump's Republicans strengthening their grip on the Senate.
    Voting begins in crucial midterm elections that will decide who controls Congress

    Voting begins in crucial midterm elections that will decide who controls Congress

    Perhaps more important, they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings. In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.
    Term election results: A tale of two chambers

    Term election results: A tale of two chambers

    Joe Donnelly in IN and Republican Marsha Blackburn's win in Tennessee made it much more hard for Democrats to make inroads. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become Florida's first black governor.
  • Teen 'kills mum after arguing over bad school grade'

    Teen 'kills mum after arguing over bad school grade'

    Chitwood said Ramos used his knowledge of crime scene analysis to disguise the scene where he had buried his mother's body. He called the suspect a "soulless individual", and probably one of the "top three sociopaths" he ever crossed paths with.
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at the behest of President Trump

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at the behest of President Trump

    Trump and Whitaker personally discussed the prospect of his replacing Sessions just last month, according to The Washington Post . Mr Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker has been appointed acting attorney general , the president announced via Twitter .
    Andrew Lincoln Reveals Original Plan For His Exit From The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln Reveals Original Plan For His Exit From The Walking Dead

    Speaking before his final episode aired, he said: "No, I'm still, I'm - I've just been on set and I regret the decision terribly". Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.
  • MTV Europe Music Awards Red Carpet

    MTV Europe Music Awards Red Carpet

    Dua Lipa arrives at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Spain , on Sunday. "Women, our voices will be heard, we will be heard". She added: "I stand with you". "That's always been my message and I talk about it a lot but I feel like it's a good message".
    ‘Post-Diwali, fireworks could propel air quality levels back to severe’

    ‘Post-Diwali, fireworks could propel air quality levels back to severe’

    An IIT Kanpur professor said weather conditions were being monitored to become favourable for creating artificial rains. CPCB officials also said they were in talks with IIT, Kanpur, and IMD for inducing artificial rain after Diwali .
    Rafael Nadal withdrawal sends Novak Djokovic to number one

    Rafael Nadal withdrawal sends Novak Djokovic to number one

    The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. World number three Federer beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes.


Popular

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho taunts Juventus crowd
After doing the same against Bournemouth last weekend, this couldbe a turning point for them and their manager, José Mourinho . Jose Mourinho has Manchester United playing with spirit and determination once again.

Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race
Election officials in other Florida counties may have disclosed the identities of which voters cast provisional ballots, however. When those machine recounts indicate the margin is less than a quarter of 1 percent, it automatically triggers a manual recount.

DJ LeMahieu Wins Third MLB Gold Glove Award
This marks the fourth time in the last five seasons for Keuchel to be named the top defensive pitcher in the American League . With the win, Greinke ties Ron Guidry, Phil Niekro and Kenny Rogers for seventh all-time among pitchers to win the award.

Watch Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roast Ted Cruz to His Face
Said Cruz: "It wasn't the Republicans, it was the Democrats that took you into the vet to get fixed". Senate race in Texas was one of the most closely watched and expensive races in the country.

Djokovic ousts Federer in epic semis
Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation (R) with the winners trophy alongside runner up Novak Djokovic of Serbia after the final. A rasping serve down the tee sealed the set for the 22-year-old, with Djokovic looking flat and in need of inspiration.

Texas Couple Tragically Die Two Hours After Their Wedding In Helicopter Crash
Their engagement photos show a giddy couple, with Will in a cowboy hat and Bailee showing off her ring. The National Transportation Safety Board reported on Twitter that they're investigating the crash .

Iranians chant 'death to America' on eve of biting sanctions
Thousands of Iranian students have been chanting "death to America" at government organised rallies on the eve of new sanctions. The sanctions freeze any assets that those targeted have in U.S. jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them.

Iran sanctions: Rouhani defiant as U.S. re-imposes measures
The new American sanctions particularly hurt Iran's vital oil industry, a crucial source of hard currency for its anemic economy. The Iranian president said that the country will undercut Washington's plan for sanctions on its energy and banking sectors.

Mac Miller's Cause of Death Was Fentanyl and Cocaine | TMZ
Fentanyl was originally developed as a painkiller and anesthetic, but it's 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. A coroner has ruled rapper Mac Miller's death an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Spice Girls Announce 2019 Reunion Tour Without Posh
The Spice Girls look set to announce a United Kingdom arena tour for 2019 with four of the band rejoining for the major event. The much-anticipated concert will see the band kick off in Manchester, with tickets set to go on sale at 10:30am on Saturday.