Date: 30th August 2016 at 5:39pm
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This morning, trying to keep abreast of developments before the deluge of transfer speculation flooded in, I ran an article relating to the fact that Sam Allardyce had decided that Wayne Rooney was still the best choice to captain England.

At a press conference today, it was Rooney that spoke to the media and in doing so dropped something of a bombshell.

Talking about his on-going captaincy and playing for England, Wayne confirmed that he would be bailing out of international football after the 2018 World Cup, in Russia.

Rooney, with regards to the subject, had this to say,

‘Come Russia, I feel that that would be time for me to say goodbye to international football. Obviously it is up to Sam, but if that is where my England career comes to an end, it will be after some highs and some lows but as an immensely proud man.’

‘I started playing international football at 17, so at 32, in two years` time, I will have been playing at that level for 15 years and I think that is a good time to finish.’


What are your feelings on the subject matter?

Is after the 2018 World Cup the ideal time for Rooney to retire from international football, or should Wayne continue for as long as he can?

Your thoughts would be most welcome.