Wayne Rooney Ban Reduced

Wayne Rooney’s ban has been reduced to two games on appeal, with the third game suspended for four years. UEFA’s Disciplinary and Control Body handed Rooney a three-match ban after his petulant kick at Montenegro’s Miodrag Dzudovic in England’s final Euro 2012 qualifier in October. England had appealed against the severity of the ban. With no more competitive games for England before next summer’s finals in Ukraine and Poland, Rooney…

December 8, 2011

Frank Lampard: Terry Is Not A Racist

Frank Lampard has launched a strong defence of England skipper and Chelsea team-mate John Terry, insisting: “He is not a racist.” Terry has been in the spotlight since he was alleged to have racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand three weeks ago, an allegation which is now the subject of a Metropolitan Police investigation. Lampard will lead his country against world and European champions Spain in Saturday’s friendly at Wembley…

November 12, 2011

Lampard Named As England Captain

Fabio Capello has confirmed that Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will captain England in Saturday’s friendly against Spain at Wembley. Capello went on to say that John Terry would return as captain for the following game against Sweden despite his recent racism row. When asked about Terry, Capello responded: “He is team leader because he is always important to the England team.” “He will play against Sweden but he will be…

November 11, 2011

Arsene Wenger Rules Himself Out Of Being England Manager

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled himself out of ever being the England manager, claiming that role should always go to an Englishman. Wenger is a hugely respected coach in England following his long and largely successful tenure at Arsenal, and has previously been linked with taking over from Fabio Capello, who will leave his post after the European Championships. “I always said the national team needs an English manager…

October 15, 2011

UEFA To Discuss Rooney Red Card

England striker Wayne Rooney will discover the cost of his red card in Montenegro after a UEFA meeting on Thursday. UEFA’s Disciplinary and Control Body will sit to discuss issues from the last set of qualifiers. They will also hear outstanding complaints, including the claims of racist abuse levelled at Bulgaria by England. But the crucial outcome, for the Three Lions at least, will be the ban handed to Wayne…

October 10, 2011

Mirko Vucinic: Rooney Has Everything

Montenegro skipper Mirko Vucinic has hailed Wayne Rooney as the complete striker, ahead of their Euro 2012 clash.games Theo Walcott has played for them. Rooney’s preparations for Friday night’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Podgorica have been disrupted by news that three members of his family, including his father, have been arrested as part of a Merseyside Police probe into suspicious gambling during a Scottish Premier League match last season. However,…

October 7, 2011