Wayne Rooney To Quit International Football After 2018 World Cup

England's captain to bow out...


United and England captain Wayne Rooney has confirmed he will retire from internaitonal duty after the 2018 World Cup. 

Speaking to the media ahead of Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, the 30-year-old said: 

"Come Russia I feel that will be the time to say goodbye to international football. My mind is made up. Russia will be my last opportunity to do anything with England so I'm going to try to enjoy these two years and hopefully I can end my time with England on a high."

If Rooney plays against Slovakia he will move ahead of David Beckham as England's most capped outfield player. 

Currently on 115 caps, he is 10 behind goalkeeper Peter Shilton who holds the outright record having won 125 caps between 1970 and 1990. 

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