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Rooney returns to England squad ahead of USA and Croatia matches

Rooney returns to England squad ahead of USA and Croatia matches

- Wayne Rooney has been named in the England squad ahead of clashes against USA and Croatia this month

- Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson was also handed his first England call-up

- Southgate also kept with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek , Lewis Dunk and Ben Chilwell in his plans.

Wayne Rooney is staging a return to England’s Three Lions squad ahead of matches against the USA and Croatia.

According to a UK Sun report, the former captain, who previously called it quit with the English national team was listed by England manager Gareth Southgate on Thursday, November 8.

Also 26-year-old Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson will be making the English squad for first time.

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Reacting after naming the Cherries star, Southgate hinted he was looking forward to try out other option in his attack.

"Bournemouth have started the season really well. They are a team who have fantastic performances over the last couple of years.

"He is threat running behind defences and has been involved in a high number of goals.

"It is good to have a look at him in training,” Southgate said.

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At the last count, the forward has netted seven times in all competitions for Bournemouth this term.

A further breakdown of the squad list also revealed that Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be returning to the squad despite struggling at west London.

However, the 22-year-old who had a decent performance at the summer World Cup, was on another level last month, netting a hat-for the Blues in the Europa League win over Bate Borisov.

The England boss also kept faith with the likes of Brighton defender Lewis Dunk and Leicester's Ben Chilwell.

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The Three Lions England tackle USA at Wembley on November 15, before battling Croatia in the Nations League three days after.

Squad: Pickford, Butland, Bettinelli, McCarthy, Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Dunk, Gomez, Keane, Shaw, Stones, Trippier, Walker, Barkley, Alli, Delph, Dier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Winks, Kane, Rooney, Rashford, Sancho, Sterling, Welbeck, Wilson

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported England's Three Lions produced an outstanding display to beat Spain 3-2 after a fantastic first 45 minutes on Monday, October 15, in their UEFA Nations League group game.

The encounter at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla saw Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling net twice to put the Gareth Southgate's side on course for a hard fought victory.

Sterling's sublime opener in the 16th minute of the match was his first in an England shirt after a three-year run without a goal.

However, few minutes after the opener Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, made it 2-0 on the half hour mark.

From then on it became an intense battle but Spain could not complete their comeback, even with a Sergio Ramos headed goal in the added time, England held on to claim a precious 3-2 win.

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