Rooney suspended for three England matches

England striker Wayne Rooney has received a three-match ban from UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body following his sending-off in the Group G qualifier against Montenegro.

Wayne Rooney in action for England against Montenegro
Wayne Rooney in action for England against Montenegro ©Getty Images

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has today handed down a three-match suspension to England forward Wayne Rooney following his dismissal during the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Montenegro last Friday, 7 October.

Today's decision was taken in relation to the red card shown to Rooney for assault after 74 minutes of England's final Group G game, the 2-2 draw with Montenegro in Podgorica. The striker will now be suspended from playing in his country's next three UEFA national competition matches for which he would be eligible.

An appeal may be lodged against the verdict of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.