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Appeals Body gives two-match ban to Rooney

Published: Thursday 8 December 2011, 12.03CET
England forward Wayne Rooney's three-match suspension has been cut to a two-game ban by UEFA's Appeals Body, with an additional one-match penalty suspended for four years.
Appeals Body gives two-match ban to Rooney
Wayne Rooney's three-match ban was reduced to two on appeal ©AFP

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Published: Thursday 8 December 2011, 12.03CET

Appeals Body gives two-match ban to Rooney

England forward Wayne Rooney's three-match suspension has been cut to a two-game ban by UEFA's Appeals Body, with an additional one-match penalty suspended for four years.

The UEFA Appeals Body has reduced a suspension imposed on England striker Wayne Rooney at a hearing in Nyon.

The Appeals Body today decided that the player's red card during the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Montenegro on 7 October should incur a two-match suspension, with a further one-game ban for UEFA national team competition matches only (UEFA EURO 2012 and/or UEFA EURO 2016) suspended for four years, instead of the three-match ban handed down by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body on 13 October.

Rooney, who will also spend a day supporting a UEFA project as part of the sentence, was sent off in the 74th minute of the 2-2 Group G draw in Podgorica. He will be banned for England's opening two UEFA EURO 2012 matches against France and Sweden but will be eligible for their final Group D fixture against Ukraine.

Last updated: 10/05/14 3.18CET

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