Rooney hearing brought forward
The England striker is set to serve a suspension after seeing red
in the Three Lions’ final Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on
October 7. As things stand, the Manchester United forward is due to
sit out the group stage of next summer’s European Championships.
The Football Association are hoping to see his ban reduced on
appeal and have taken their case to European football’s governing
body. A UEFA Appeals Body hearing is due to take place, with a date
now set for December 8, following a request from the FA to have it
moved forward. Rooney will be in Switzerland with United on
December 7 for a Champions League clash with FC Basel and the FA
feel it will make travel arrangements easier to have the hearing on
the Thursday rather than the Friday. The hearing in Nyon follows
UEFA’s receipt of an official written appeal on November 4.