World Cup news

Lescott backs 'mature' Rooney

March 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
Joleon Lescott has backed Wayne Rooney to overcome his nightmare trip to Montenegro two years ago and help England seize control of their World Cup qualifying group.

Rooney was sent off as England threw away a two-goal lead in Podgorica in a Euro 2012 qualifier and missed the first two games of the tournament as a consequence.

Now Roy Hodgson's side face a similarly daunting task knowing that if they fail to win in Montenegro their chances of qualifying for the World Cup will ...

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