Wayne Rooney ban reasons delayed

The English FA have revealed that they will have to wait for an extra week at least to learn the written reasons for Wayne Rooney’s three match ban from Uefa.

The Manchester United striker was sent off against Montenegro in The Three Lions’ last Euro 2012 qualifier, and the European governing body handed down a three match ban to the attacker.

The punishment means that Rooney is ineligible for all three of England’s Euro 2012 group games, with the player’s inclusion in the squad for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland now in doubt.

Despite Uefa’s sanctions, the FA may appeal the decision but are waiting to hear the reasons behind the length of the ban. However this will not be disclosed by Uefa for at least another seven days.

“The FA has today been advised by Uefa that we may not be provided with the written reasons regarding Wayne Rooney’s three-match suspension for another week at a minimum,” an official statement reads.

“Once the reasons are received, the FA will determine on any appeal after discussions with Fabio Capello and Wayne Rooney.”

Fabio Capello faces a dilemma in whether or not to include Rooney in his squad, but any reduction in the striker’s ban would surely sway his decision.

By Gareth McKnight

 


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