FA to wait on Rooney appeal
The FA is waiting to learn the length of Wayne Rooney's international suspension before considering whether to appeal to Uefa.
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Last Updated: 09/10/11 7:04pm
The Football Association is waiting to learn the length of Wayne Rooney's international suspension before considering whether to appeal to Uefa.
England's star man was sent off by referee Wolfgang Stark in Friday's draw with Montenegro, which booked a place at Euro 2012, after petulantly kicking out at Miodrag Dzudovic.
Rooney is facing at least a one-match suspension and will consequently be banned for the Three Lions' opening game of next summer's finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Uefa could even decide to increase the punishment to as many as three matches, although match official Stark has suggested the striker's acceptance of his dismissal could work in his favour
If his punishment was increased, Rooney could miss all of England's Euro 2012 group games and his absence would come as a significant setback for manager Fabio Capello.
But FA director of communications Adrian Bevington does not want to speculate on a possible appeal, as he told Sky Sports News when questioned on the subject: "That is something we will have to consider.
"We obviously have our own legal people looking through the regulations and we are fully up to speed as to where we stand with that.
"But it would be wrong of me to say we will take any kind of action in response to something Uefa haven't done yet.
"So let's see where we get to with Uefa and, if it is a one-game suspension, then we will move on from there."