Some reports indicate that Capello is considering leaving Rooney out of the England squad. Eamonn and James Clarke/EMPICS Entertainment

Capello considers Rooney options ahead of hearing

There are conflicting reports about the England star’s future, with one paper suggesting Capello has guaranteed him a Euro 2012 place, irrespective of his fate on Thursday.

WILL FABIO CAPELLO take Wayne Rooney to the European Championships this summer even if his three-match ban is upheld?

The Man United star will learn his fate on Thursday, and even the British media seem unsure what will happen if he fails in his appeal to overturn the ban.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Capello has guaranteed Rooney a place in England’s Euro 2012 squad even if the star is forced to miss the first three games, while the Daily Mirror reports that the Italian manager is considering leaving him out if UEFA refuse to reduce the ban.

Meanwhile, the managing director of Club England, Adrian Bevington, has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he is confident the appeal will be a success, saying:

“I believe the evidence provided by the Montenegrin player, who was quite supportive of Wayne after the game, will also be part of our case.’’

Rooney was initially banned for three matches after he was red-carded in England’s final Euro 2012 group game against Montenegro.

The striker is regarded as one of England’s most important players, however he is likely to miss at least half and potentially all of the tournament should England fail to qualify from their group, and so picking him would represent a significant risk.

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