Star British striker Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from the England team.
Rooney this summer after a 13-year period in the “Manchester United” has returned to Everton is an experienced striker opening two Premier League matches scored two goals, what gave rise to rumors of his return to England. Wayne decided to play in advance, announcing the end of their international careers.
“Playing for England has always been for me something special. I thank all who have helped me all this time, but I feel that it was time to leave. This decision was very difficult for me”, – quotes the words of Rooney in the British press.
Rooney in the England team played since February 2003. In the international arena for the best forward was his first major tournament – Euro 2004, the 18-year old player Everton in two group stage matches against Norway, Switzerland and Croatia scored two goals.
With the name Rooney linked the collapse of the hopes of the national team of Ukraine on successful performance at their home Euro-2012. That is Wayne in the final group stage match at the “Donbass Arena” scored the only goal in gate of Andrei Pyatov.
In the England Wayne Rooney scored a record 53 goals, and also played 119 matches, conceding on this indicator only goalkeeper Peter Shilton (125 games).
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