October 13th, 2011

film • and i choose kill

Euro 2012 Play-off draw.

Croatia Turkey picture. Oh the visual punnery

Turkey v Croatia
Czech Rep v Montenegro
Bosnia v Portugal
Estonia v Republic of Ireland
(Matches to be played 11/12 November and 15 November.)

Two potential grudge matches there - Croatia can try to avenge the penalty drama of Euro 2008, and Bosnia can try to get Portugal back for taking their place in the 2010 World Cup Meireles scored in the playoffs!)

VERY pleased with ROI's draw :))))

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Rooney and Chicha
  • arooj

Wayne Rooney handed three-match Euro 2012 ban by Uefa

• Striker set to miss all three group games
• FA said in advance they will appeal decision

Wayne Rooney of England kicks Miodrag Dzudovic of Montenegro
Uefa has banned Wayne Rooney for all three group matches at Euro 2012 after he was sent off in England 2-2 draw with Montenegro last Friday.

Uefa's disciplinary panel found the England forward guilty of kicking out at the Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic.

"The striker will now be suspended from playing in his country's next three Uefa national competition matches for which he would be eligible," Uefa said in a statement.

Rooney, who did not attend the hearing, can appeal and appear in his own defence at a later date. The expected appeal is likely to be heard before England find out their Euro 2012 group opponents on 2 December when the draw is made in Kiev, Ukraine.

Rooney wrote a mitigation letter to Uefa, who also weighed the referee Wolfgang Stark's report. Stark had praised Rooney for showing no dissent after his dismissal and the FA hoped Uefa would see the offence as resulting from frustration rather than malice.

England and Rooney also hoped Uefa would impose the same two-match ban they gave the Russia forward Andrey Arshavin ahead of Euro 2008. Arshavin was sent off for violent conduct in the 84th minute of a decisive qualifier against Andorra in November 2007. Russia won 1-0 to advance at the expense of England. Arshavin sat out Russia's first two matches before leading the team to the semi-finals.

The FA said in advance that they would appeal against any ban that Rooney received.


The punishment is about right though I thought he'd get a 2 match ban. The FA are such hypocrites. They give Rooney a 2 match ban for swearing yet they think the fact he kicked someone only deserved 1, lol okay.