Uefa announce details of Wayne Rooney hearing
Tuesday 15 November 2011
Wayne Rooney's appeal against the three-match ban which is threatening his Euro 2012 participation will be heard on December 9, UEFA have announced.
UEFA's appeals body will deal with the case of the England striker a week after the draw for the Euro 2012 tournament.
Rooney was red-carded for violent conduct in England's last qualifier against Montenegro.
UEFA said in a statement: "The UEFA Appeals Body will deal with the case of England striker Wayne Rooney on Friday 9 December at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon.
"This follows UEFA's receipt on Friday 4 November of the official written appeal from the English Football Association against the three-match suspension given to Rooney by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 13 October."
The victim of Rooney's challenge, defender Miodrag Dzudovic, has already written to UEFA to lend his support to the striker.
Rooney, though, admitted recently he has only himself to blame, telling several national newspapers: "Obviously, it's devastating for me but it's something that's my own fault, so I can't really complain.
"It was stupid by me - I regretted it as soon as I did it. It's no excuse, but I still feel the punishment is a bit harsh. I'm disappointed with it.
"All the details we have been waiting on have come through, so we'll be making a decision as to whether we will be appealing.
"Even if it's reduced by one game, it will be a bonus for me."
Latest in Sport
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers