England: Wayne Rooney Overlooked As Gareth Southgate Announces Latest Squad For Scotland And France Fixtures

Chris Wright

25th, May 2017



The England squad for next month’s fixtures against Scotland and France has been announced and Wayne Rooney has not made the cut.

Gareth Southgate’s side will play Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on 10th June, followed by a friendly against France in Paris three days later.

Rooney, England’s all-time top goalscorer and record outfield appearance maker, has fallen behind Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Jermain Defoe and Marcus Rashford in the pecking order and ergo will not travel.

In altogether more positive news, it’s nice to see Jack Butland back in the fold after a year of injury torment, while Kieran Trippier receives his first senior call-up after a strong end to the season with Tottenham.

As for Wazza, the grand phase-out continues.

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  1. Archer says:

    A bit of a shame for Rooney, though looking at the squad, I can’t really see anyone that he would be better to replace (maybe Lingard, but then he’s one for the future).

  2. jackie wilshere says:

    jack butland is quality

  3. well says:

    this proves that England is not top European squad, this is not quality and in few months they will have problem with Slovakia

  4. Timbo Litany-Fulmore IV says:


  5. XoXoTa says:

    I think there’s so many overrated players in England (Lallana, Chamberlain, Lingard, Henderson, Sterling) that Rooney should play in that midfield even with one leg. And where is Michael Carrick? He’s one of the 2 or 3 world class players in the country and he’s not even selected. Also, what is Southgate doing as a manager? He should be an account assistant in a restaurant.

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