Rooney equals Beckham's England record

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The Manchester United striker has equalled the tally set by the former Three Lions captain and now needs 11 more caps to become the country's all-time record appearance holder

Wayne Rooney has become the joint most-capped outfield player in England's history on Monday, after starting against Iceland in the last-16 of Euro 2016.

Rooney led the side out to face the minnows in Nice, having played in all three of the Three Lions' fixtures in the tournament thus far; 1-1 and 0-0 draws with Russia and Slovakia respectively and a 2-1 victory over Wales, and has subsequently matched David Beckham's tally of 115 outfield caps.

Rooney must now chalk up 11 more caps if he is to overtake Peter Shilton and become England's record appearance holder.

The Manchester United striker made his England debut at the age of 17, coming on as a substitute in a 3-1 loss to Australia in 2003, and has since gone on to score 52 goals for his country, making him the leading goalscorer in the history of the Three Lions.

Rooney will beat Beckham's record if England defeat Iceland and he is subsequently picked to play against France in the quarter final.

Rooney has yet to score at Euro 2016, last netting in a European Championship in 2012. The striker headed home in the 48th minute to give England a 1-0 win over Ukraine.

 

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