Wayne Rooney leads hopes for England as he prepares for his third World Cup in 2014. He will be aiming to improve on his past performance which sees him yet to score a World Cup goal, despite netting on regular occasions during qualifying. In fact, the only World Cup moment that hangs over Rooney is his sending off against Portugal in the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals.
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He will be desperate to break that duck in Brazil and should do so with ease following excellent form for England over the past few years which has seen him score eight times since June 2012. Whilst rumours continue to surface about a move away from Manchester United ahead of the 2013/14 season, he will just be hoping for regular first team football and an injury free season. Get the latest odds for World Cup 2014 here.
Many England fans will be wondering why he is yet to really perform at a major international tournament because of his superb Premier League record that currently sees him sit sixth in the all-time top scorer charts. What will worry fans and players alike is his record against the top teams, of which he has only scored against Argentina, Holland and Russia.
If England are to do well they will be banking on seeing the Rooney that Manchester United supporters have come to love, the Rooney that pulled off one of the greatest ever Premier League goals against Manchester City in 2011. Rooney has been the one consistent face up front for England over the past few years as they continue to try and find him the perfect partner. Questions still remain over who will start up front alongside Rooney, but one thing is for certain, Rooney will be there. Get more Golden Boot betting previews here.
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England’s record at the World Cup is uninspiring and Rooney’s is even poorer, making him a long shot for the Golden Boot. However, he has the ability to set a tournament alight and he won’t stay goalless at the World Cup forever. If England are to finally break the shackles and make the semi-finals or final then Rooney will certainly be one of the men behind it.