Rooney's hearing on three-match ban Dec 8

Fri, Nov 18 2011 15:27 IST | 119 Views
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London, Nov 18

England striker Wayne Rooney's appeal against his three-match ban from the European Championship will be heard by UEFA on Dec 8, the FA has said.

Rooney, 26, was sent off during the 2-2 draw against Montenegro for kicking Miodrag Dzudovovic last month and then received a ban for three matches from the UEFA. The ban means that the Manchester United forward would miss all of England's group matches at Euro 2012.

After receiving the written reasons for the ban from the European soccer's governing body, the FA decided to appeal by the deadline of midnight last Friday, reports Xinhua.

In a statement released Thursday, the FA confirmed that Rooney and England manager Fabio Capello would both appear at the personal hearing after UEFA rescheduled date of the hearing to December 8, with Manchester United competing in Switzerland the evening before against FC Basel in the UEFA Champions League.

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