The Times newspaper points out that Wayne Rooney will become the first England player to win his 100th cap when still in his 20s. Yet, as the paper notes, he is reluctant to rate his success in an England shirt since the day of his debut, aged 17 years and 111 days:
"It is never an easy task – Steven Gerrard, on the eve of his 100th cap, put himself at six or seven – and it is one that Rooney passes up. 'I can't say it's three and I can't say it's eight. You just have to look at how successful we've been and we haven't been successful.'"
|1998/00||Final tournament - Group stage||13||5||4||4|
|Full UEFA competition record|
|UEFA European Football Championship||121||69||33||19|
|FIFA World Cup||164||94||43||27|