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Callum Wilson & Wayne Rooney were called up by England for the US match

Rooney deserves the best feedback – Southgate

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has received his first international call for England matches against the United States and Croatia.

The former England captain and Wayne Rooney's record scorer has been included for only US-friendly.

Everton center back Michael Keane was recalled to the squad for the first time in a year.

England play the US on Thursday, November 15 before hosting Croatia in the League of Nations on the following Sunday.

Midfielders Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard returned after missing out on the international final through injury, with Mason Mount and James Maddison resigning from the squad.

18-year-old winger Jadon Sancho retained his place, while the unopened trio – Brighton center-back Lewis Dunk, Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli and Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy – were called up again.

Rooney, 33, will win his 120th match and final in England as he exits international retirement for a match against the US at Wembley that will raise money for Wayne Rooney Foundation.

Callum Wilson has scored six goals in the Premier League this season

The DC United forward, who has scored 53 international goals and made his last international appearance in a 3-0 win over Scotland in November 2016, will be used as a substitute for the second round.

British boss Gareth Southgate said discussions about paying tribute to Rooney began 12 months ago and the player refused the opportunity to be honored before the World Cup.

"I can still look into the future with the squad we choose, but we have talked a lot about the history of the shirt," he said. "I think all players respect Wayne's contribution and that he deserves the best feedback."

Former England Under-21 striker Wilson has been rewarded for his performance this season, scoring six Premier League goals.

"He is a threat in terms of running behind the defense," said Southgate. He is involved in scoring or assists, with a high number of goals this season, so this is a good opportunity for us to see and see how he fits in with what we do, and for him to feel working with the senior team. "

Rooney plays for Everton and Manchester United in the Premier League

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He said the hat should not be "given like a gift" and that he was "surprised" that Southgate had allowed Rooney's inclusion.

"The value of hats is very difficult to be exact," said Southgate.

"You can come in two minutes because you need change – I play when we change the whole team in the first round.

"I hope Wayne gets the right response, because he is an extraordinary servant.

"We are a foreign country because we lament the fact that we haven't achieved as much as we like, and then we have players who must be respected and we justify including him.

"I'm sure people will give him the treatment he deserves."

Full England squad: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier ( Tottenham), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (DC United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City) )), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Harry Winks (Tottenham).

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