UEFA confirms Rooney appeal date
Wayne Rooney's appeal against the three-match ban which is threatening his Euro 2012 participation will be heard on December 9, UEFA has announced.
UEFA's appeals body will deal with the case of England striker Rooney a week after the draw for the Euro 2012 tournament.
Rooney, 26, was red-carded for violent conduct in England's last qualifier against Montenegro after kicking out at Montenegro's Miodrag Dzudovic.
UEFA said in a statement: "The UEFA Appeals Body will deal with the case of England striker Wayne Rooney on Friday December 9 at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon.
"This follows UEFA's receipt on Friday November 4 of the official written appeal from the English Football Association against the three-match suspension given to Rooney by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on October 14.''