England need Wayne Rooney to fire, says Roy Hodgson

England need Wayne Rooney to fire, says Roy Hodgson

Rooney, 30, became England`s record goalscorer when he converted a penalty against Switzerland in September to surpass Bobby Charlton`s long-standing mark of 49.

Manchester calling: Pep Guardiola makes himself available for English sojourn

Manchester calling: Pep Guardiola makes himself available for English sojourn

The 44-year-old is in his third year at the helm of the Bavarian giants, and his contract expires next June.

David Beckham picked soccer over girls while growing up

David Beckham picked soccer over girls while growing up

 But Beckham admits he did miss out on a few things growing up. 

Paris attack: English players observe silence for victims

Paris attack: English players observe silence for victims

Similar silences were observed at the same time in major cities all across Europe.

Wayne Rooney's place in England team not guaranteed: Coach Roy Hodgson

Wayne Rooney's place in England team not guaranteed: Coach Roy Hodgson

England football team head coach Roy Hodgson warned skipper Wayne Rooney that there is "no guarantee" of a place in the team, adding the star striker will have to earn his place every time.

Lionel Messi hails record-breaker Wayne Rooney as once in a generation player

Lionel Messi hails record-breaker Wayne Rooney as once in a generation player

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has hailed his England counterpart Wayne Rooney as "once in a generation player" after the Manchester United player's record breaking exploits in the recent 2016 Euro qualifiers.

England legend Gary Lineker says Wayne Rooney will take some beating

England legend Gary Lineker says Wayne Rooney will take some beating

 Gary Lineker believes Wayne Rooney will be England`s leading goal-scorer for "a long time" after the Manchester United striker netted a record-breaking 50th international goal against Switzerland.

Harry Kane tells Wayne Rooney to set unbreakable record

Harry Kane tells Wayne Rooney to set unbreakable record

Harry Kane has backed Wayne Rooney to set a record that will never be broken after the England striker passed Bobby Charlton`s historic mark with his 50th international goal.

Harry Kane hopes to take England form back to Tottenham

Harry Kane hopes to take England form back to Tottenham

 Harry Kane is hoping to reproduce his international form for Tottenham Hotspur when the Premier League resumes this weekend and has set his sights on overhauling Wayne Rooney`s newly established England scoring record.

Top scorer Wayne Rooney`s England highs and lows

Top scorer Wayne Rooney`s England highs and lows

After Wayne Rooney broke Bobby Charlton`s national goal-scoring record by scoring his 50th England goal, we look back at the highs and lows of his 12-year international career.

Early England qualification for Euro 2016 gives Roy Hodgson time to experiment

Early England qualification for Euro 2016 gives Roy Hodgson time to experiment

 England`s early qualification for next year`s Euro 2016 finals in France has given manager Roy Hodgson the rare luxury of being able to experiment with his selections well ahead of the tournament kicking off.

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey denies ever turning down England

England`s Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, hoping to earn a first start for his country away to San Marino on Saturday, has denied ever refusing to play for the Under-21 team.

Beating Slovenia perfect response: Jack Wilshere

Beating Slovenia perfect response: Jack Wilshere

England midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that his team`s 3-2 win over Slovenia in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship atoned for their dreary draw against the Republic of Ireland.

England manager Roy Hodgson wants fans' support to stay on

England manager Roy Hodgson wants fans' support to stay on

England manager Roy Hodgson wants the backing of supporters as well as the Football Association before extending his contract beyond Euro 2016.

Lee Clark resigns as Blackpool manager

Lee Clark resigns as Blackpool manager

Lee Clark has resigned as manager of Blackpool following their relegation to the English third tier, he announced on Saturday in a statement released via the club.

Premier League teams in lower-league cup plan

Premier League teams in lower-league cup plan

England`s Football League revealed on Wednesday that lower-league clubs have been asked to consider proposals for Premier League teams` under-21 sides to compete in the Football League Trophy.

New money rises in English football as old powers slip

New money rises in English football as old powers slip

Manchester City and Chelsea, England`s nouveaux riches, appear poised to dominate the Premier League in 2015, with traditional powerhouses Manchester United and Liverpool working their way through periods of transition.

Roy Hodgson seeks England improvement all the way to Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson seeks England improvement all the way to Euro 2016

England ended their year on a high when they chalked up a sixth successive win with a 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland on Tuesday but coach Roy Hodgson says he expects even better as they approach Euro 2016.

Wayne Rooney is an England ''great'', says Roy Hodgson

Wayne Rooney is an England ''great'', says Roy Hodgson

Wayne Rooney deserves to be thought of as an England great, national team manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday.

100-cap Rooney faces England legacy questions

100-cap Rooney faces England legacy questions

Wayne Rooney will make his 100th England appearance on Saturday when Roy Hodgson`s side attempt to extend their 100 percent record in Euro 2016 qualifying at home to Slovenia.