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These boots were worn by Wayne Rooney during the 2009-2010 season with Manchester United and England National Team including the last Fifa World Cup “SOUTH AFRICA 2010” qualifying games. Rooney top scored for England in their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign with nine goals; one behind the UEFA section’s overall top goalscorer, Theofanis Gekas of Greece. On 14 November 2009, Rooney captained England for the first time in a pre-tournament friendly with Brazil and Rooney wore these boots. Rooney was given the England number 10 shirt by manager Fabio Capello ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. During the tournament, England drew 0–0 in their second group match against Algeria on 18 June, and the England players were booed off the pitch by their supporters; Rooney was at the centre of controversy when he criticized the England fans for booing the team after the match, and subsequently apologized for his actions. Rooney went scoreless throughout the tournament, and England were eliminated in the second round, following a 4–1 defeat to Germany on 27 June.