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Footballer, Wayne Rooney Announces His Retirement From International Football

England striker, Wayne Rooney retires from international football with quick effect. Rooney declared his retirement plans on Wednesday after supervisor Gareth Southgate attempted to recall him to the squad.

The 31-year-old scorer of 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country told Southgate of his decision during a phone conversation on Tuesday.

Southgate had phoned Rooney who had lost both the captaincy and eventually his place in the squad as he became a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United last season to congratulate him on his early season form for new club Everton.

Rooney has looked rejuvenated and happy  scoring in both their Premier League matches so far since he re-signed for the club that nurtured his talent as a teenager before he left for United.

“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. I really appreciated that,” said Rooney in a statement sent to Press Association Sport.

“Having already thought long and hard, I told Gareth that I had now decided to retire for good from international football.

“It is a really tough decision and one I have discussed with my family, my manager at Everton (Ronald Koeman) and those closest to me.

“Playing for England has always been special to me. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me.

“But I believe now is the time to bow out.”

Rooney, England’s most capped outfield player ever, said his sole purpose now in football was to ensure Everton won trophies.

Rooney, who another former England great Gary Lineker said earlier Wednesday had been unlucky to be the only world-class player in many England sides, had one regret that he had never lifted a trophy with his country.

“One of my very few regrets is not to have been part of a successful England tournament side,” said Rooney, whose four goals in Euro 2004 propelled England to the quarter-finals before their hopes were extinguished when he broke a bone in his foot in the last-eight match with the hosts.

“Hopefully the exciting players Gareth is bringing through can take that ambition further and I hope everyone will get behind the team.

“One day the dream will come true and I look forward to being there as a fan — or in any capacity.”

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