The FA has decided to appeal Wayne Rooney’s three match Euro ban. Having heard the evidence and reasoning of the decision they are hoping that on appeal it can be reduced to two games at the very least. Whatever the outcome, the Manchester United striker has reportedly been assured of his place in the squad by Fabio Capello as the Italian looks ahead further than the group stages.
Elsewhere in the news Fernandes backs Terry to keep captaincy; Wenger cites December as Arsenal’s acid test, while Jol is looking forward to an extra special reunion with Spurs.
Wenger: December is acid test for us – Guardian
Demba Ba: The best Ba none – Independent
Ferguson lays foundations for next 25 years – Daily Telegraph
Fernandes backs Terry to remain as captain – Guardian
Chelsea join chase for Udinese defender – Talksport