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Scottish-born Martin Boyle eager to make international debut for Australia

Andrew Nabbout has had a tough journey back to the Socceroos after his injury in the World Cup.

He set foot in Australia for the first time earlier this week but Martin Boyle could be the latest Socceroos debutant come Saturday.

The 25-year-old Scottish-born Boyle has swapped tartan for green and gold and is in the mix to line up for Graham Arnold's men against South Korea in Brisbane.

Boyle, whose father Graeme was born in Sydney, was a part of the national team squad for Arnold's first match in charge against Kuwait last month but was ineligible as he had yet to receive his Australian passport.

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Andrew Nabbout plans to show Graham Arnold he has fully recovered from a shoulder injury as he returns to Socceroos camp for the first time since his World Cup campaign was cut short.

The 25-year-old attacker had reconstructive surgery to mend the shoulder he dislocated in Russia but has cut his projected six-month absence in half to be a chance of featuring in Saturday's friendly against South Korea in Brisbane.

Usually a winger, the Japan-based Nabbout became Australia's target man during Bert...

England boss Gareth Southgate: Wayne Rooney farewell my decision but we haven't spoken

ESPN FC's Brian McBride has no problem with England's decision to add Wayne Rooney to the roster and feels the decision won't hinder younger players.
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LONDON -- Gareth Southgate insisted that it was his decision to give Wayne Rooney one final England cap next week against the United States -- but admitted that he has not spoken to the striker about his farewell appearance.

Rooney will earn his 120th cap as a second-half substitute at Wembley in a match dedicated to the player's foundation, though the Football Association have confirmed that they will not be donating any of the gate receipts to the cause.

The FA's controversial decision has prompted...

Miguel Layun back for Mexico while Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez left out

Villarreal's Miguel Layun has returned to the Mexico squad for the first time since the World Cup for friendlies against Argentina, although Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado and Hector Herrera were all again left out.

Interim coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has stressed that the priority following the 2018 World Cup is to hand the younger generation of Mexican players opportunities and has picked a similar group of players to the October friendlies, with only eight Europe-based...

Wayne Rooney will get captain's armband for England farewell vs. U.S. - Harry Kane

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England captain Harry Kane has welcomed Wayne Rooney's temporary return to the squad for the friendly against the United States and has offered to give the armband to his predecessor.

DC United forward Rooney, who last appeared for England in November 2016, is being recalled for a farewell appearance at Wembley on Nov. 15, when he will win his 120th cap. 

Some have argued that the former Manchester United and Everton captain's one-off return will deny time to a player who could help England...