first_img 4 4 The record goalscorer will pick up a 120th and final senior cap at Wembley Stadium on November 15, as England supporters are given the chance to give their former captain 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.He will, however, play some part in the upcoming friendly against the United States, in a match which will be known officially as the Wayne Rooney Foundation International.But, despite the match being named in honour of the former Manchester United forward’s charity, the gate receipts will NOT form part of the donations.“The FA is a not-for-profit organisation which invests millions of pounds back into the grassroots game on an annual basis,” said an FA spokesperson on Tuesday.“The proceeds from the England v USA will go back into the English game.“However, to honour Wayne Rooney and his record-breaking England career, we will also help raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation through a number of fundraising initiatives around the match.” Wayne Rooney’s charity will NOT receive any of the proceeds from ticket sales for the striker’s farewell England match against the United States, the Football Association have confirmed.The FA insist gate receipts from the game will be reinvested into grassroots football, and that the Wayne Rooney Foundation will be supported in other ways. Since joining from Everton last summer, Rooney has scored 12 goals for MLS side DC United It is understood the FA will support the foundation through fan collections, silent auctions in hospitality suites and by promoting awareness of the causes Rooney’s charity is raising funds for.Supporters will be given the option to add a donation to the Wayne Rooney Foundation when they purchase tickets for the match, while there will be text-to-donate details inside the stadium during the 90 minutes.The decision to award Rooney such an honour has been met with differing responses from former England internationals.Goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who with 125 caps is the only player to have represented England more times than Rooney, and ex-captain Alan Shearer both agreed that Rooney’s achievements deserve honouring – but that should not extend to him playing in the match. But World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst supports the decision and believes it could benefit Southgate’s up-and-coming youngsters.“Wayne Rooney has been the best England player of his generation, and his contribution deserves to be recognised,” Hurst told Grosvenor Sport.“I’m glad that we’ll see him in an England shirt one last time. We’re talking about the record England cap-holder for an outfield player, the national side’s record goal scorer and someone who has been a fantastic servant for club and country throughout his career.England’s World Cup-winning legend Geoff Hurst has backed Rooney’s tribute game”On top of that, there’s also a lot of money set to be raised for charity, which will be fantastic to see. It’s important for football players to support charities whenever they can, and Wayne is certainly someone who has done that.“If we’re also talking about helping young players develop in the international set-up, then surely celebrating Wayne’s career in this way is an example to the next generation of England stars.“It shows them how they can be thought of if they follow Wayne’s example and are as successful as him for England.” Rooney’s final cap will come against the United States, the country in which he is currently playing 4last_img