Rooney suspended for three Euro games

Wayne Rooney has been given a three-match international ban by UEFA, ruling him out of the group...

Wayne Rooney has been given a three-match international ban by UEFA, ruling him out of the group stage of Euro 2012. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/Files)

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NYON, Switzerland -- England striker Wayne Rooney received a three-game ban Thursday from UEFA, ruling him out of the group stage of next summer's Euro 2012 finals.

Rooney was sent off in the second half of a 2-2 draw against Montenegro last Friday in Euro qualifying, and UEFA decided the offense was worthy of a three- game ban.

Should England fail to advance from the group stage, Rooney would not play in the tournament. England and Rooney have three days to appeal the decision.


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