By Nwafor Sunday
The record goalscorer and no 10 England player, Wayne Rooney, Wednesday announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.
The 31-year-old — scorer of 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country — told Southgate of his decision during a phone conversation.
According to him, “Having already thought long and hard, I told Gareth that I had now decided to retire for good from international football,” said Rooney in a statement sent to Press Association Sport.
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