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The Football Association has confirmed the Wayne Rooney Foundation will not receive any of the gate receipts from England’s Wembley friendly against the United States despite it being billed as the Wayne Rooney Foundation International.
Rooney will pick up a 120th senior cap in a one-off appearance on 15 November as England supporters are given the chance to hand the country’s all-time leading goalscorer a proper send-off. The 33-year-old, who now plays for DC United in Major League Soccer, has not represented the Three Lions in almost 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.