Wayne Rooney is England’s all-time leading goalscorer and he has decided to retire from international football.
By this he has ruled himself out of being part of the Three Lions’ squad for September’s World Cup qualifiers.
The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia.
“Every time I was selected was a real privilege but I believe now is the time to bow out,” said the 31-year-old.
The former Manchester United captain scored 53 times in 119 internationals.