England manager Fabio
Capello will decide whether to include Wayne Rooney in his Euro
2012 squad after UEFA's decision over Thursday's appeal against
his three-match suspension, the Italian said.
The Manchester United striker was sent off for kicking out
at defender Miodrag Dzudovic in England's final qualifier
against Montenegro in Podgorica on October 7.
Rooney was then suspended for three matches by UEFA,
effectively ruling him out of all of England's Group D matches
in June against France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine.
The England manager is hoping UEFA show some leniency to
"I need to wait and see how the appeal goes this week," he
told reporters after arriving back from the draw for the finals
"I hope Rooney will be there. The sentence, three games, was
too much for me and I hope the appeal will help us reduce the
"I hope he'll be available for the third game. I hope they
understand our lawyer, what Rooney says and what I will say at
Capello will be in Basel on Wednesday to watch United's
Champions League match against the Swiss champions and will then
accompany Rooney to Nyon for the hearing the following day.
Capello had previously indicated he would select Rooney
regardless of the outcome of the appeal because he would be
eligible from the quarter-finals onwards if England reached the
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