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Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

F.A. appeals Rooney suspension


LONDON — The English Football Association is appealing a three-game suspension of Wayne Rooney that would sideline him for the first round of the European Championship.

The forward was ejected from England's last qualifier, against Montenegro, for kicking a player. The Union of European Football Associations deemed that to be an assault and increased the automatic one-game ban.

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