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Football: Rooney's farewell drives Wembley ticket rush

Wednesday, 2018-11-14 07:45:43
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Wayne Rooney on the field before the game against the Columbus Crew at Audi Field. (Reuters)
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The Football Association has sold more than 20,000 tickets for England's friendly against the United States since former captain Wayne Rooney's one-off international comeback was confirmed, an FA spokeswoman said on Tuesday (Nov 13).

* Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career. Cole, who turned 37 last week, made 716 appearances and scored 104 goals for seven clubs and completed his career with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the second-tier United Soccer League.

* Former Egypt forward Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's most famous sportsmen, has been sentenced to a year in jail on charges of tax evasion, local media reported on Tuesday.

* UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl will leave her role in the summer of 2019 after 20 years in a leadership position at the organisation, the British governing body said on Tuesday

* A late goal from Patrick Reichelt gifted the Philippines a 1-0 win against Singapore in their second Group B match at the ongoing 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on November 13.

* Notts County have sacked manager Harry Kewell after less than three months since appointing the former Leeds United and Liverpool player, the English League Two club announced on Tuesday. The 40-year-old had won three of 14 games since he replaced Kevin Nolan at the end of August.

* Mick Schumacher will attempt to follow in his famous father's footsteps on Saturday (Nov 17) when he races in the Macau Grand Prix to decide arguably the world's best Formula Three driver.

* Five-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton vowed to raise the bar further next year as he told Mercedes factory staff on Tuesday never to stop believing in what they can achieve.

* Susanna Dinnage, a senior executive at media organisation Discovery, has been appointed chief executive of the Premier League, replacing Richard Scudamore, the top flight of English soccer announced on Tuesday.