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15:26  13 september  2017
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Former England skipper Wayne Rooney rules out international return

  Former England skipper Wayne Rooney rules out international return Wayne Rooney will not be tempted out of international retirement for one more shot at World Cup glory. The former England captain, who on Friday was charged with drink driving, called time on his international career in August.England's record goalscorer said "now is the time to bow out" after scoring 53 goals in 119 games for his country and taking part in three World Cups and three European Championships.And not even the prospect of playing in this summer's World Cup in Russia would make the Everton forward go back on his decision."My mind's made up," he told talkSPORT.

Wayne Rooney heads out to Italy (Image: CHRIS NEILL/MAVERICK PHOTOGRAPHY). Wayne Rooney has flown out to Italy with the rest of the Everton squad, despite 'pleas' from his pregnant wife Coleen to take a break from football.

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Wayne Rooney has headed to Italy with the rest of the Everton squad as they prepare for their first Europa League group game.

The 31-year-old was among the travelling party as Ronald Koeman and his side flew out from Liverpool's John Lennon Airport on Wednesday morning for their game at Atalanta.

On Tuesday, Sky Sports News reported that Rooney had not asked for sympathetic leave and had no plans to ask manager Ronald Koeman for any time off.

Sources close to Rooney have told Sky Sports News that the Everton striker has not requested a leave of absence, "nor would any such request ever be made".

Koeman disappointed with Rooney incident but vows to pick Everton forward

  Koeman disappointed with Rooney incident but vows to pick Everton forward Everton boss Ronald Koeman has made his dismay at Wayne Rooney's drink-driving charge clear, but it will not impact his team selection.Ronald Koeman has spoken of his disappointment at Wayne Rooney's drink-driving charge, but will continue to pick the Everton man.

The news obsession with Rooney has given way to interest in younger, fresher names. An example, on the opposition side, was Balotelli, who joined Neymar, Van Persie and company when meeting Antonio Candreva’s cross to head Italy ’s winner. Rooney is in a struggle to stay relevant.

England’s players simply bowed their heads and turned to jog back to the half-way line, perhaps embarrassed at their frontman’s dead ball prowess compared to Italy ’s midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo. Was Rooney ’s effort the worst corner ever?

Reports in the national press had suggested this week that his wife Coleen, who is expecting their fourth child, had asked Rooney to request some time away from football.

England's all-time record goalscorer was recently charged with drink driving and is due to appear in court on September 18.

The 31-year-old, who announced his retirement from international football in August, rejoined Everton from Manchester United this summer following 13 years at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney convicted of drink driving .
Wayne Rooney has been given a two-year driving ban and has been told that he must do 100 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to drink driving. The Everton forward appeared before Stockport magistrates earlier today and pleased guilty to driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. When breathalysed, Rooney’s alcohol level was reportedly 104, almost three times higher than the legal limit of 35. When convicting the former England captain, Judge Temperley said to him: “I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you, this was a serious offence, you were driving a motor vehicle almost three times the legal limit, and you were carrying a female passenger which was an aggravating feature, and you put other road users at risk.” Rooney’s two-year driving ban could be reduced by 24 weeks if he undergoes a specialist driving course before February 2019.


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