Rooney suspension

UEFA confirms Rooney appeal date

November 15, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Wayne Rooney's appeal against the three-match ban which is threatening his Euro 2012 participation will be heard on December 9, UEFA has announced.

Wayne Rooney
GettyImagesWayne Rooney is sent off in Montenegro

UEFA's appeals body will deal with the case of England striker Rooney a week after the draw for the Euro 2012 tournament.

Rooney, 26, was red-carded for violent conduct in England's last qualifier against Montenegro after kicking out at Montenegro's Miodrag Dzudovic.

UEFA said in a statement: "The UEFA Appeals Body will deal with the case of England striker Wayne Rooney on Friday December 9 at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon.

"This follows UEFA's receipt on Friday November 4 of the official written appeal from the English Football Association against the three-match suspension given to Rooney by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on October 14.''