Previous
Nigeria
Mali
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
England
Australia
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Northern Ireland
Belarus
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Republic of Ireland
Netherlands
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Argentina
Honduras
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Uruguay
Trinidad and Tobago
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
DC United
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Euro 2016 full squad lists

Euro 2016
Read

PSG in limbo after Ibrahimovic

Paris St-Germain
Read
By ESPN Staff

Rooney slams lack of protection from referees

England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes he does not get enough protection from referees.

The 21-year-old is such a key player he is immediately a target for opponents and he feels he should be spared some of the treatment he receives.

'For some reason refs think I should be able to protect myself without their help,' he said. 'I've had some bad tackles on me but I'll get up where other players will roll around. So the refs think there's nothing wrong with me.'

Rooney has also developed a reputation for having a fiery temper on the pitch but he claims he is trying to combat that.

'I just want to play football and sometimes I get angry and sometimes I don't,' he added. 'I just try to hold myself back and think for a minute, then react after that. I think I'm getting better and I'm learning how to take a deep breath.

'I try not to get involved because I know if I do get frustrated it can affect my performance.'

Rooney is also confident the Premiership leaders can maintain their position and win their first championship in four years.

The Red Devils currently hold an eight-point advantage over defending champions Chelsea and the United forward believes they can hold Jose Mourinho's side at bay.

'We know it's a long campaign and the challenge will be difficult,' he said. 'However, we're confident and hopefully this season is the one to bring back the title.

'If I can score, get a few more assists and keep producing big performances then, hopefully, that will help us win the Premiership.'