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UEFA Set Wayne Rooney England Red Card Appeal Date

England hope for reduced ban.

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Wayne Rooney’s appeal against his three-match ban for the European Championship will be heard by Uefa on 9 December.

The England striker, 26, received the punishment after being sent off for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic during the 2-2 draw with Montenegro last month.

If the ban is upheld, Rooney will miss all of England’s Euro 2012 group matches in Poland or Ukraine.

The hearing will take place a week after the tournament draw is made.

Uefa said in a statement: “The Uefa Appeals Body will deal with the case of England striker Wayne Rooney on Friday, 9 December at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon.

“This follows Uefa’s receipt on Friday, 4 November 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 13 October.”

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Though England fans will be hoping that UEFA reduce the three match ban handed to Man United striker Wayne Rooney, in all honesty it looks unlikely. The fact that the England man did not react when sent off and has shown contrition since is all well and good but kicking an opponent will always be frowned upon and a three match ban is likely to stand.

In defence of Rooney this is a part of his game that the 26 year old has curbed a great deal in recent seasons and rather than this being a typical act of spite this was a rare return to the overly aggressive behaviour that the Old Trafford man has successfully managed to control.

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