6 Dec 2011

Capello awaits Rooney appeal result

6:01 am on 6 December 2011

England's football manager Fabio Capello will decide on Friday whether or not to include Wayne Rooney in his Euro 2012 squad, after UEFA's decision on Rooney's appeal against his three-match suspension.

The Manchester United striker was sent off for kicking out at a defender during England's qualifying match against Montenegro in early October.

Rooney's suspension effectively rules him out of all of England's Group D matches in June against France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine.

But the England manager is hoping UEFA show some leniency towards Rooney.