Wayne Rooney is set to sensationally come out of global retirement to play for England one last time in a friendly against United States of America at Wembley this month.
Rooney, who now plays in the MLS for DC United, should generate more interest in the game and therefore make more money for charity.
Rooney, a record goalscorer for both Manchester United and England, has not played global football for almost two years.
The match - which will be held at Wembley and will raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation - will be the DC United forward's 120th for England.
"I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again".
Including him against the United States, so close to England's important Uefa Nations League fixture against Croatia a few days later, means that the occasion can turn into the "Wayne Rooney Show" and become a distraction. "It's fitting the match will be against the US". Trying to help others is a particular focus of mine now through my Foundation. "The foundation allows me to give something back to four charities, all of whom do hugely important work".
Rooney has scored 53 goals in 119 appearances for England, and it is likely he will come off the substitutes' bench for his farewell appearance.
Gareth Southgate phased Rooney out of his plans, leading to the striker's retirement, but the England manager is pleased to be welcoming the 33-year-old temporarily back into the fold.
Neither Podolski nor Sneijder were out of worldwide football for as long as Rooney, 33, who announced his England retirement in August 2017 after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.
The player's rich vein of form, alongside his popularity among England supporters and the feeling of progress made under Southgate, have helped the FA with the decision.