Wayne Rooney farewell ticket sales will not go to player's foundation

Wayne Rooney is an iconic player says Ryan Giggs

Wayne Rooney is an iconic player says Ryan Giggs

The match, which will see the DC United striker win his 120th cap, is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the player's charitable interests.

Shortly after the announcement it was also reported that the FA would donate the match funds to the Wayne Rooney Foundation, as well as light up Wembley's arches in gold; the colour used by the charity.

"Wayne Rooney finished with England, Gareth Southgate moved on and I don't agree with this at all".

The match is expected to raise approximately £500,000 for children's charities.

Asked whether he will pass over the armband to Rooney, England captain Kane said: "Yes of course".

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The 33-year-old, who now plays for DC United in Major League Soccer, has not represented his country in nearly two years and his return has given rise to heated debate that is sure to intensify after the FA's revelation about where the money raised from ticket sales will go. "Wayne was there from when I was 20, he helped me right through my England career".

Rooney will not be a part of England's squad for a Nations League clash against Croatia at Wembley three days after the United States game.

"I think it is good", he said. "It's fitting that the match will be against the US and I hope that both sets of fans can enjoy the game".

"We are fortunate that circumstances have allowed us to formally acknowledge Wayne's enormous contribution to England in front of the Wembley crowd and against apt opponents given the recent impact he made in the United States". The decision to award him such a farewell has been met with differing responses from present and former England internationals.

Shilton - England's all-time record appearance maker - is furious with the decision to recall Rooney, accusing the FA of "giving away caps". "Honour him by a presentation on the pitch and let the youngsters do the job!"

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