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The former-England captain will win his 120th cap in this game, and it is being billed as an opportunity for England fans to give thanks to the country's record goalscorer for his contributions on the global stage.

Gareth Southgate has defended the decision to include Wayne Rooney in the England squad to face United States of America next Thursday and said the record goalscorer deserves his tribute despite criticism his presence devalues an worldwide cap.

The return of record goalscorer Rooney has split opinion, with the 33-year-old set to collect a 120th cap in the November 15 friendly against the USA to honour his Three Lions career.

"There's still a long way to go", said the 25-year-old.

I don't think we have been brilliant at that over the years.

None of the gate receipts taken from Wayne Rooney's final performance for the England national team will be made available for his foundation, a report in The Times has revealed.

FA chiefs have faced accusations they are devaluing global football by recalling Rooney but Kane was in no doubt about having his predecessor as England skipper involved one last time.

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"It's a real good thing for everyone to be a part of".

"That's not to say that Wayne does not deserve a tribute but give him a presentation, don't just give caps away, which is wrong and also denies a young player a chance as well".

"I've not spoken to Gareth (Southgate) too much about how he's going to do it when we play but it'll be great to see him again and I'm sure he's looking forward to seeing a few of the boys".

"But I can understand why some people might think it makes the game a bit of a circus - and England have got an important game (a crucial Nations League decider against Croatia) three days later". We've brought former players to present first shirts to the squad and all of the players respect Wayne's contribution deserves the best possible send-off.

He said: "I like Wayne, I get on well with him and his record speaks for itself. So if he plays, of course he'll be the captain", said Kane.

He scored 12 times for DC United after joining them in June following a second spell at boyhood club Everton, and helped them climb from the bottom of the league to the play-offs.


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