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England see off USA in Wayne Rooney's international farewell

Rooney won his 120th and final England cap as goals by Lingard, Alexander-Arnold and Wilson sealed a comfortable friendly victory.

Soccer Football - International Friendly - England v United States - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - November 15, 2018  England's Wayne Rooney applauds the fans at the end of the match   Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
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Wayne Rooney will win his 120th and final cap for England as Gareth Southgate's men gear up for Sunday's crucial UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia by taking on the United States in an international friendly at Wembley tonight (20:00 local time; 21:00 CET).

Rooney, who now plies his trade in the US with MLS outfit DC United, retired from England duty in August 2017, but returns for one last appearance in what is being called the 'Wayne Rooney Foundation international', with proceeds from the match going to his new charity.

Rooney, England's highest ever scorer with 53 goals, is due to come on as a second-half substitute, with tonight's captain Fabian Delph set to hand the 33-year-old the captain's armband and the former Everton and Manchester United man also to be given a guard of honour.

Still led by interim coach Dave Sacharan, who took over a year ago after Bruce Arena's resignation in the wake of the team's failure to qualify for World Cup 2018, the US welcome back Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, who has missed their last six games.

In that time, the USMNT have won just once - a 1-0 victory over Mexico in September - but have also recorded a creditable draw away to France, holding the future world champions 1-1 in a pre-Russia 2018 friendly in Lyon in June.

England vs USA: confirmed line-ups

England XI: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Keane, Dunk, Chilwell, Winks, Delph, Lingard, Alli, Sancho, Wilson

USA XI: Guzan, Yedling, Miazga, Brooks, Villafaña, McKennie, Trapp, Pulisic, Green, Weah, Wood