BBC Sport - Spain v England: Roy Hodgson will not select Wayne Rooney
Rooney out of Spain game - Hodgson
- From the section Football
England manager Roy Hodgson says captain and record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney will not play in Friday's friendly against Spain in Alicante.
Hodgson adds that it is a chance for the other "serious competitors" to stake a claim for a place in his side.
Manchester United striker Rooney will be in the team when France visit Wembley on Tuesday and he believes both games will be tougher tests than those posed by their Euro 2016 qualifying games.