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England's Wayne Rooney targets next World Cup as he gains 100th cap


 
 

Wayne Rooney wins his 100th England cap against Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday still hoping for one more crack at World Cup glory.

England captain Rooney becomes the ninth member of the '100 club' as Roy Hodgson's side aim to make it four wins from four games in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Manchester United striker Rooney, 29, is not giving up hope of making up for three di­sap­po­in­ting World Cup campaigns - the most recent being England's failure to qualify from the group stage in Brazil this summer - in Russia in 2018.

Rooney, who insists he will never call time on his England career, said: "It's so difficult when you're coming up to 30, to start planning the next four years.

"You have to be realistic, and there is a chance I might not go to that World Cup, but of course I would love to go."

Rooney will receive a golden cap from Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton before kick-off on Saturday - accompanied by sons Kai and Klay - to commemorate his landmark appearance.

He currently stands six goals behind 1966 World Cup winner Charlton's all-time England goal record of 49.

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