England manager, Southgate releases squad to face USA, Croatia [Full list]

England manager, Southgate releases squad to face USA, Croatia [Full list]

"There was a possibility around the Nigeria game [to honour him], but Wayne was adamant he didn't want to detract from the team and their preparations". We have an opportunity with the game at Wembley to pay tribute.

However, Southgate is happy Rooney is getting an worldwide farewell despite criticism of the idea. We've brought former players to present first shirts to the squad and all of the players respect Wayne's contribution deserves the best possible send-off.

"I think it is important they respect what the players did in the past". "We have to balance with the under-21s as they have got a competition next summer and the more we move them up the less enthusiastic they are about moving back down, at times, so the players we have moved up we wanted to look at".

"It's a really good thing that everyone should be a part of".

England's all-time record goalscorer Rooney will come on as a second-half substitute at Wembley but will not captain the side or wear the number 10 shirt.

As if Wayne Rooney's imminent one-night-only return to the England squad wasn't pointless enough to begin with, The FA have confirmed that the upcoming friendly against the U.S. at Wembley will not be a charitable affair after all.

"We've got to get the part of the game we need".

Blue Devils begin with marquee game
His point total set a new Duke record for most points scored by a freshman in a season opener, breaking the previous record of 25. The so-called second best team in the country couldn't compete with Duke for more than six minutes of gameplay.

Wilson, whose only previous worldwide football came in a 20-minute cameo for Southgate with the under-21s in 2014, has been rewarded for a brilliant start to the season that has brought six Premier League goals. "If he plays, of course he'll be the captain", he said in Wednesday's sporting press. "That would depend on the circumstances and who's out there, but I've no issue with that at all".

Uncapped defender Dunk has once again been called on by national team manager Gareth Southgate ahead of games against the United States and Croatia.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is earning plenty of plaudits and only Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eden Hazard boast more than the six Premier League goals he has scored this season.

With the US game on November 15 only a friendly, the Albion academy graduate will possibly be more hopeful of some game time during this global break.

Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Fabian Delph are all back in the 28-man group after missing the October fixtures through injury, while Southgate has also chose to take another look at Everton defender Michael Keane.

Midfielders Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard return after being ruled out of last month's Nations League double-header against Spain and Croatia through injury - with youngsters Mason Mount and James Maddison dropping out.

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