Uefa to discuss Rooney red
Striker could learn his fate on Thursday
Uefa will meet on Thursday to discuss Wayne Rooney’s red card against Montenegro as the England star awaits his fate.
Rooney was sent off by referee Wolfgang Stark in Friday’s draw with Montenegro after petulantly kicking out at Miodrag Dzudovic.
The Manchester United man is facing at least a one-match suspension and will consequently be banned for the Three Lions’ opening game of next summer’s finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Uefa could even decide to increase the punishment to as many as three matches, but England remain hopeful it will only be a one-game ban after referee Stark admitted Rooney’s acceptance of his red card could work in his favour.
Rooney, who will not be selected from the start for England’s friendly games with Spain and Holland prior to the Euro 2012 finals, will now anxiously wait to learn his fate following Thursday’s meeting at Uefa headquarters in Nyon.